Soccer Dribbling-Square # 2 Training Drill

Dribbling-Square # 2

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • each player with a ball except for defenders
  • grid (30yds x 30yds)
  • cones to mark off area


  • if the defender tags a dribbler he switches roles with that player and takes his ball
  • dribbler are safe when they dribble in and out the center square (they cannot stand still inside the center square)
  • defender cannot move through center square


  • vary number of defenders
  • defender must dribble a ball
  • defender must win the ball to switch roles
  • only one dribbler allowed within the center square at a time
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group if necessary

Coaching Points:

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

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