Soccer Soccer Ping Pong Training Drill

Soccer Ping Pong

A soccer game that meshes aspects of tennis and volleyball will be a hit with players – all while building technical skills like juggling and first touch.

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 4+
Difficulty: Medium
Time: 15-25 min.
Emphasis: Ball Control, Passing

Field Preparation:

  • grid (20yds x 30yds)
  • cones to mark off area


  • ball is served out of the hands over the net, cones, bags etc.
  • one bounce per side allowed


  • vary number of bounces per side
  • minimum of two players must touch the ball before it goes over the net
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group if necessary

Coaching Points:

  • soft touch
  • close control
  • eye on the ball
  • angle, distance and timing of support
  • vision
  • body position – open to field
  • decision making
  • verbal and visual communication

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