Soccer Body Part Tag Training Drill

Body Part Tag

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 5+
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 5-10 min.
Emphasis: Dribbling

Field Preparation:

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


  • everybody is “it”
  • each time a player tags another player on the knee he receives a point
  • player with most points after 90 seonds wins


  • specify how players must dribble (left or right foot, inside or outside foot etc.)
  • play with 2 teams (one team are the designated taggers and the other team the runners – switch
  • roles after 2 minutes and compare scores)
  • players must tag the elbow, ankle or back etc.
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group if necessary

Coaching Points:

  • close control of the ball at all times
  • attack open space
  • head up
  • low center of gravity

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