Soccer Dribble Team Tag Training Drill


Dribble Team Tag

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs)
Number of Players: 6+
Difficulty: Medium
Time: 10-15 min.
Emphasis:  Dribbling

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • each player with a ball
  • grid (25yds x 30yds)
  • cones to mark off area

Description:

  • players on each team are assigned a number from 1-5
  • player no.1 from each team dribbles into opponent’s half trying tag a player
  • if a player is tagged the tagger dribbles back to his own half
  • next player no.2 dribbles into the other half to tag a player
  • team that has all its players tag somebody first wins

Variation:

  • same rules as above, taggers knock their ball out and must try to win an opponent’s ball (or knock it out of the grid)
  • same rules as above, taggers must try to tag opponent’s ball while keeping their own ball close
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group if necessary

Coaching Points:

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

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