Soccer Soft Touches Training Drill

Soft Touches

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • each player with a ball
  • cones to mark off area


  • the first player in line self passes his ball towards first line
  • next he retrieves the ball and touches it with the inside of his right and left foot as many times as
  • possible until he gets to the next line where he self passes the ball again to the next line
  • keep players moving


  • specify how players must dribble (inside or outside of foot, left or right foot only etc.)
  • players must perform a move instead of a self pass
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • soft touches
  • agility and balance
  • contact surface of foot
  • change of speed
  • close control
  • weight of pass

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