Soccer Stopwatch # 2 Training Drill

Stopwatch # 2

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 6+
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 15-25 min.
Emphasis: Dribbling, Passing, Attacking, Defending

Field Preparation:

  • 3 teams
  • grid (20yds x 30yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • mini goals


  • play 4v4 on field #1
  • team on field #2 dribbles through obstacle course 4-5 times and then replaces the losing team on field #1


  • specify how players must dribble through obstacle course (inside or outside of foot, sole, left or right foot only etc.)
  • vary set up of obstacle course
  • multiple 1v1s on field #1 (players can only defend a designated player and cannot tackle another attacker)
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group if
  • necessary

Coaching Points:

  • close control
  • vision
  • dribble with speed
  • creativity
  • change of speed & direction
  • protect the ball
  • vision

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