Soccer Relay Race # 1 Training Drill

Relay Race # 1

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • 3-4 players per group
  • one ball per group
  • cones to mark off area


  • player dribbles around the cone as shown
  • next player repeats sequence
  • the first group to be back to its original position after 2-3 rounds wins


  • specify how players must dribble (inside or outside of foot, left or right foot only etc.)
  • players dribble around the cone and return diagonally to the other side
  • first group to be back to its original position wins
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group if necessary

Coaching Points:

  • agility and balance
  • change of speed & direction
  • close control
  • soft touches
  • communication

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