Soccer Dribbling Warm Up # 6 Training Drill

Dribbling Warm Up # 6

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • 4 groups of equal size
  • each player with a ball
  • cones to mark off area


  • 3-4 players positioned on each touchline
  • on coach’s command all players dribble to the opposite side and back
  • first player to get back to its original position is awarded a point
  • play multiple rounds


  • specify how players must dribble (inside or outside of foot, left or right foot only etc.)
  • players must stop their ball dead on each touchline and then dribble back to their original position
  • first player to get back to its original position after dribbling back and forth 5 times is awarded a point
  • same rules as before but now players can knock other player’s ball away on their way across the grid
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group if necessary

Coaching Points:

  • head up
  • agility and balance
  • contact surface of foot
  • change of speed & direction
  • protect the ball
  • vision
  • close control
  • soft touch

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