Soccer Body Part Dribble Training Drill

Body Part Dribble

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 4+
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 5 min.
Emphasis: Dribbling, Ball Control

Field Preparation:

  • each player with a ball
  • grid (15yds x 20yds)
  • cones to mark off area


  • players dribble inside playing area
  • when coach calls out a body part players have to stop the ball with that particular part of the body
  • i.e. foot, nose, knee, elbow, chest, heel, toes, shoulder, thighs, rear, forehead
  • last player to do so must do 10x toe taps (10x juggles etc.)


  • specify how players must dribble (left or right foot, inside or outside foot etc.)
  • players perform a move before stopping the ball
  • players change direction before stopping the ball
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group if necessary

Coaching Points:

  • body mechanics
  • agility and balance
  • contact surface of foot
  • change of direction and speed
  • close control

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