Soccer End Line Dribble Training Drill

End Line Dribble

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs)
Number of Players: 6+
Difficulty: Medium
Time: 15-20 min.
Emphasis: Dribbling

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • cones to mark off area
  • pinnies
  • good supply of balls for continuous play
  • repeat setup to accommodate the entire team


  • play 3v3 or 4v4
  • teams score by dribbling over opponent’s end line with control
  • if ball goes out of bounce; ball gets dribbled back into the grid


  • each team is assigned an additional end line that it can dribble across
  • in pairs, players try to dribble across partner’s designated end line
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group if necessary


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


  • angle and distance of cover
  • change role of pressure and cover
  • visual and verbal communication
  • control and restraint
  • delay and channel

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