Soccer Crab Walk Soccer Training Drill

Crab Walk Soccer

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • supply of balls
  • cones to mark off area


  • players with a ball dribble inside playing area
  • 3-4 players move around in crab position (sitting with weight supported by hands and feet)
  • crabs switch roles with dribblers if they knock the dribbler’s ball out of bounce
  • players to finish the activity as a dribbler wins


  • specify how players must dribble (inside or outside of foot, left or right foot only etc.)
  • vary number of crabs
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group if necessary

Coaching Points:

  • agility and balance
  • contact surface of foot
  • deception
  • set up defender
  • change of speed & direction
  • protect the ball
  • vision
  • close control

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