Soccer Diamond Combinations # 1 Training Drill

Diamond Combinations # 1

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs)
Number of Players: 3+
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 5-10 min.
Emphasis: Dribbling, Passing

Field Preparation:

  • groups of three
  • one ball per group
  • cones to mark off area
  • repeat setup to accommodate entire team


  • one player dribbles around the diamond playing a wall pass with his teammates as shown
  • players switch roles after 2 minutes


  • specify how players must dribble (inside or outside of foot, left or right foot only etc.)
  • wall players play one touch
  • player dribbles and performs a specific move in front of the blue cone
  • player plays a combination with the wall player and then takes his position as shown (see graphic #2)
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group if necessary

Coaching Points:

  • accuracy of pass
  • weight of pass
  • change of & direction
  • close control
  • soft touches

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