Soccer Dribble Triangles Training Drill

Dribble Triangles

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

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


  • players dribble inside playing area
  • players make a pass to another player inside a triangle who receives the pass and dribbles out of the triangle with speed as shown
  • the player inside the triangle cannot dribble the ball out the same side that the pass came through (see graphic)


  • players inside triangle play a 1-2 pass with the dribbler
  • specify how players must pass/receive (left or right foot, inside or outside foot, high or low etc.)
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group if necessary

Coaching Points:

  • communication
  • good first touch into space
  • close control
  • accuracy
  • weight of pass

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