Soccer Diamond Dribble Training Drill

Diamond Dribble

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • each player with a ball
  • cones to mark off area
  • repeat setup to accommodate the entire team


  • on coach’s command first player from each group dribbles around cones as shown
  • next player goes when first player dribbles around second cone


  • specify how players must dribble (inside or outside of foot, left or right foot only etc.)
  • next players goes when previous player stops his ball in front of him (and/or gives a high five)
  • players perform a specific move in front of each cone
  • players dribble around middle cones in a figure eight and then to the other side (first team to arrive at the other side wins)

Coaching Points:

  • agility and balance
  • contact surface of foot
  • change of speed & direction
  • close control
  • soft touch
  • quick turns

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