Soccer Team Steal Training Drill

Team Steal

The objective of this soccer dribbling drill is to develop ball familiarity, ball control, agility and turning. This is an effective no lines drill.

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 8+
Difficulty: Medium
Time: 10-15 min.
Emphasis: Dribbling, Possession

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • cones to mark off area
  • pinnies


  • one team starts to dribble with 2-3 balls less than # of players
  • players try to win and maintain possession
  • team with most balls in their possession at the end wins
  • alternate team that starts with the balls


  • vary number of balls
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group if necessary

Coaching Points:


  • deception
  • set up defender
  • change of speed & direction
  • protect the ball
  • close control
  • angle, distance and timing of support
  • vision
  • decision making
  • verbal and visual communication


  • angle and distance of cover
  • intercept pass
  • track recovery runs
  • changing role of pressure and cover
  • visual and verbal communication
  • angle and speed of approach
  • body shape, balance, and foot positioning
  • control and restraint
  • delay and channel

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