Soccer The Landon Race Training Drill

The Landon Race

Are you a soccer coach looking for free drills in the U6 to U8 range? Practice these U8 soccer dribbling drills with both feet separately.

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs)
Number of Players: 6+
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 5-10 min.
Emphasis: Dribbling

Field Preparation:

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


  • players dribble in playing area
  • the player whose name is called out by the coach dribbles around a cone of his choice
  • the rest of the players follow him and dribble around the same cone as quickly as possible
  • the last player to dribble around that cone does 20 squat jumps (push ups, jumping jacks etc.)


  • specify how players must dribble (inside or outside of foot, left or right foot only etc.)
  • leading player must dribble around 2 (3) cones
  • each player is assigned a number which is called out by the coach- adjust spacing depending on the
  • age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • awareness
  • close control
  • change of direction & speed
  • agility and balance

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