Soccer Dodgeball Training Drills

Soccer Dodgeball

Use the following soccer drill, based on a tag game idea, to appeal to all age groups and to get players ready to focus on your soccer coaching session.

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Basic Information

Age Group: (6-8yrs) (8-12yrs) (13-16yrs) (17-Adult)
Number of Players: 8+
Difficulty: Easy-Medium
Time: 10-15 min.
Emphasis: Dribbling

Field Preparation

  • each player with a ball
  • cones to mark off area


  • 1-3 taggers carry their ball and try to throw and hit the dribbler’s ball
  • each dribbler has three lives
  • if dribbler’s ball is hit by a ball the first time he continues the game touching the ball only with his strong foot, after the second hit he can dribble only with his weak foot and he must leave the grid to practice juggling after the third hit
  • last dribbler on the grid wins


  • specify how hunters must throw their ball (over their head, one or two hands, left or right hand etc.)
  • if dribbler’s ball is hit by a ball, he becomes a hunter
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group if necessary

Coaching Points

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

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