Soccer Dribbling Warm Up Training Drill

Dribbling Warm Up

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs)
Number of Players: 2+
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 5-10 min.
Emphasis: Dribbling

Field Preparation:

  • 3-4 players max. per station
  • each player with a ball
  • supply of cones
  • repeat setup to accommodate the entire team


  • players dribble in V pattern as shown



  • specify how players must dribble (inside or outside of foot, left or right foot only etc.)
  • players perform a specific move in front of the blue cones
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group if necessary

Coaching Points:

  • head up
  • make a tight turn
  • good first touch into space
  • explode away from cone
  • see ball with bottom of your eyes