Soccer Dribbling End Zones Training Drill

Dribbling End Zones

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Basic Information

Age Group: (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 6+
Difficulty: Medium
Time: 15-25 min.
Emphasis: Dribbling, Attacking, Defending

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • grid (40yds x 50yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • 2x end zones
  • pinnies


  • each team defends and attacks one goal with goalie
  • teams score by dribbling into the end zone and then beat the goalie in a 1v1 situation
  • defenders cannot follow player with the ball into the end zone


  • minimum of 3 touches in middle zone
  • maximum of 2 touches in end zone
  • one defender can follow the player with the ball into the end zone after his first touch inside the end zone
  • same rules as above but now all players can follow the attacker inside the end zone
  • allow shots from middle zone

Coaching Points:

  • change of direction and speed
  • deception
  • set up defender
  • protect the ball
  • vision
  • angle, distance and timing of support
  • decision making
  • verbal and visual communication

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