Soccer Dribbling-Race # 2 Training Drill

Dribbling-Race # 2

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs)
Number of Players: 2+
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 5-10 min.
Emphasis: Dribbling(1v1)

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • cones to mark off area
  • 2-4 balls less than # of players


  • each team starts from their end line
  • on coach’s command players sprint to middle and return a ball past their own end line with control
  • players that don’t get a ball try to steal one from the other team
  • teams get a point for each ball returned to their end line
  • play multiple rounds


  • vary number of balls
  • on coach’s command players sprint to middle and take the ball past the end line of the opposing team with control
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group if necessary

Coaching Points:

  • change of speed & direction
  • vision
  • decision making
  • deception
  • protect the ball
  • close control

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