Soccer Dog Walking Training Drill

Dog Walking

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs)
Number of Players: 6+
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 5-10 min.
Emphasis: Dribbling

Field Preparation:

  • each player with a ball
  • grid (20yds x 30yds)
  • cones to mark off area


  • players (master) dribble their ball (dog) inside playing area (park)
  • on coach’s command: keep dog on a short leash (ball close to feet),run with the dog (faster than before), walkers swap dogs (switch balls after stopping them dead), pad your dog (roll ball in all directions with bottom of foot), dogs run away from dog catcher (coach), master takes his dog to the dog run (smaller grid)


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

Coaching Points:

  • awareness
  • change speed & direction
  • protect the ball
  • vision
  • close control
  • agility and balance
  • contact surface of foot

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