Soccer Snake Tag Training Drill

Snake Tag

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 7+
Difficulty: Easy-Medium
Time: 10-15 min.
Emphasis: Dribbling

Field Preparation:

  • grid (15yds x 20yds)
  • cones to mark off area


  • two players hold hands forming a snake
  • snake attempts to tag the other players
  • once tagged, the player joins one hand with the snake
  • snake can only get as big as three links
  • once a fourth player is tagged the snake breaks into two smaller snakes


  • runners must dribble a ball
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • change of direction and speed
  • deception
  • set up defender
  • vision
  • close control
  • soft touch

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