Soccer Stopwatch Training Drill


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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • 4 teams
  • 2 mini goals
  • cones to mark off area
  • pinnies


  • 2 teams scrimmage inside playing area
  • other 2 teams go over obstacle course 2-3 times (1-8 see graphic)
  • scrimmage ends when last player from other 2 teams completes obstacle course


  • specify how players must dribble (inside or outside of foot, left or right foot only etc.)
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group if necessary

Coaching Points:

  • head up
  • agility and balance
  • deception
  • set up defender
  • change of speed & direction
  • protect the ball
  • vision
  • close control

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