Soccer Corridor Game Training Drill

Corridor Game

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • each player with a ball
  • grid (20yds x 30yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • good supply of balls for continuous play


  • dribblers attempt to get from side to side without getting hit by the passers ball
  • 1 or 2 dribblers go simultaneously across the grid to the other side
  • next dribbler(s) repeat sequence
  • passers focus on making accurate passes to their partner on the opposite side (passers don’t try hit dribbler’s ball!)


  • passers aim for the dribbler’s ball (one point for each hit – switch roles and compare score to determine winner)
  • specify how players must pass/receive (left or right foot, inside or outside foot, high or low etc.)
  • specify how players must dribble (left or right foot, inside or outside foot etc.)
  • vary number of dribblers/passer
  • limit number of touches for passers
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group if necessary

Coaching Points:

  • accuracy
  • weight of pass
  • head up
  • protect ball
  • close control
  • contact surface of foot
  • change of speed &direction
  • protect the ball
  • vision

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