Soccer Dribble and Lay Off Circle Training Drill

Dribble and Lay Off Circle

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs)
Number of Players: 6+
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 5-10 min.
Emphasis: Dribbling

Field Preparation:

  • 5-7 players max.
  • each player with a ball
  • cones to mark off area
  • repeat setup to accommodate the entire team


  • start with two (one) balls
  • players with the ball dribble to another player to lay it off and then take their spot
  • next player repeats sequence
  • each dribbling is awarded a point
  • group with most completed dribblings wins


  • play with 3 or even 4 balls depending on group size
  • specify how players must dribble (inside or outside of foot, left or right foot only etc.)
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group if necessary

Coaching Points:

  • body mechanics
  • agility and balance
  • contact surface of foot
  • quick decision making
  • change of speed & direction
  • close control
  • soft touch

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