Soccer Traffic Officer Training Drill

Traffic Officer

When coaching youth soccer, drills should focus on keeping the children moving and having fun. Practice dribbling and passing with effective activities.

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

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


  • coach (traffic officer) stands inside playing area and gives players verbal directions where to go


  • specify how players must dribble (left or right foot, inside or outside foot etc.)
  • coach gives only non verbal commands
  • start game without balls (or with kids carrying the ball) as a warm up

Coaching Points:

  • head up
  • agility and balance
  • contact surface of foot
  • change of speed & direction
  • vision
  • close control
  • soft touch

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