Soccer Double Tag Training Drill

Double Tag

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • cones to mark off area
  • supply of balls
  • pinnies


  • all players dribble the ball inside the grid
  • the tagger carries a pinnie and attempts to tag other players with the pinnie (he cannot throw it)
  • if a player is tagged he takes over the pinnie from the tagger and becomes the tagger himself
  • on coach’s command all players leave their balls and the game becomes a regular game of tag without balls


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

Coaching Points:

  • deception
  • setting up defender
  • change of speed & direction
  • close control
  • vision

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