Soccer Team Tag # 1 Training Drill

Team Tag # 1

Here is a drill that works on speed dribbling and getting the ball under control after dribbling with speed. The objective is to develop ball familiarity.

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams (each player partners up with a player from the other team)
  • each pair with a ball
  • cones to mark off area
  • pinnies optional


  • all players dribble inside the inner square
  • when coach shouts out the color or name of one team all players from that team attempt to dribble
  • outside the outer grid before getting tagged by their partner from the other team
  • each successful escape is awarded a point
  • team with most points wins


  • all players must swap balls before they leave the inner grid
  • all players must perform a specific move they can attempt to dribble outside the outer grid / tag the other player
  • each player from the team that was called up must dribble to a cone from the outer grid or through
  • a cone goal which is outside the outer grid

Coaching Points:

  • head up
  • look for space
  • see ball with bottom of eyes
  • explosiveness
  • good first touch into space

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