Soccer Dribble and Pass Training Drill

Dribble and Pass

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

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


  • players dribble around cone and pass back to next player as shown
  • players go to the next corner after their pass


  • players perform a move in front of middle cone and then make a pass
  • players make a self pass towards the middle cone, catch up with it and dribble around the cone and then pass back and move to the next corner
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group if necessary

Coaching Points:

  • quick turn
  • close control
  • accurate pass to feet
  • move towards ball when receiving
  • good first touch
  • eye contact
  • weight of pass
  • accuracy

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