Soccer Tricks and Turns # 2 Training Drill

Tricks and Turns # 2

Individual soccer drills are designed to improve players skills in areas such as dribbling and protecting the ball which all soccer players need to have.

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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, Ball Control

Field Preparation:

  • 2 groups
  • supply of cones
  • supply of balls
  • each grid (5 x 5yds)


  • on coach’s command first group of players perform as many tricks, moves and turns as possible for
  • 25 seconds inside their designated grid
  • repeat sequence with next group for 25 seconds
  • players from other group count moves out loud
  • player (group) with most moves wins


  • coach gives a selection of moves for players to perform (Cruyff, Step Over, Scissor etc.)
  • all players perform moves in the same grid (15 x 15yds)
  • adjust size of grids if necessary

Coaching Points:

  • constant movement
  • close control
  • head up
  • change of speed and direction
  • creativity
  • agility and balance
  • deception
  • change of speed & direction

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