Soccer Team Race Training Drill

Team Race

This activity should be used with younger players (U6 and U8). As a result hey will develop good dribbling and ball control skills if instructed well.

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs)
Number of Players: 6+
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 5 min.
Emphasis: Dribbling

Field Preparation:

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


  • one group on each end line
  • on coach’s command groups switch places dribbling across the field
  • first team to be on opposite side wins
  • play multiple rounds


  • specify how players must dribble (left or right foot, inside or outside foot etc.)
  • teams must dribble back and forth (first team back to its original position wins)
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group if necessary

Coaching Points:

  • head up
  • change of speed & direction
  • protect the ball
  • vision
  • close control
  • soft touch

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