Soccer Tricks and Turns # 1 Training Drill

Tricks and Turns # 1

You don’t get soccer dribbling skills like that with luck. It takes talent, technique, and passion. In other words, practice, practice and more practice.

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • 3 players max per station
  • each player with a ball
  • supply of cones
  • repeat setup to accommodate the entire team


  • first player in line dribbles zig zag around cones both ways and then lays off for the next player


  • specify how players must dribble (inside or outside of foot, sole, left or right foot only etc.)
  • players dribble zig zag one way and then dribble straight back on the way back
  • players dribble zig zag one way and then pass the ball to the next player
  • adjust distance between cones

Coaching Points:

  • close control
  • use both feet
  • head up
  • change of direction
  • agility and balance
  • tight turns

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