Soccer Warm Up # 14 Training Drill

Warm Up # 14

Warm up isn’t dull! The warm ups and drills provide diversity to training sessions and a great time of playing soccer begins straightaway. You will find something here for all team sizes and skill levels. The vast majority of exercises utilize the ball. Motivate your team and yet leave some strength in the gas tank for drills afterwards during the practice session or match. Monitor your players and attempt to be getting the most from every moment of practice. You need your team to maintain focus during warm up drills. This approach of focusing is going to convert to the games.

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 8+
Difficulty: Easy-Medium
Time: 10-15 min.
Emphasis: Dribbling, Passing, Finishing

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • each dribbler with a ball
  • every other passer with a ball
  • cones to mark off area
  • pinnies


  • players of one group are the designated dribblers and move around inside the grid performing specific dribbling techniques/moves (inside or outside of foot, left or right foot only, scissor, move step over move etc.)
  • players of the other group are the designated passers who pass the ball to each other two touch (one touch)
  • on coach’s command the passers pass the ball to each other and attempt to hit their ball against a dribbler’s ball to be awarded a point
  • switch roles after 3-4 minutes


  • specify how players must pass/receive (left or right foot, inside or outside foot, high or low etc.)
  • on coach’s command every player performs at highest possible pace
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group if necessary

Coaching Points:


  • vision
  • change of speed & direction
  • close control
  • protect the ball


  • first touch
  • accurate passes
  • accuracy over power


  • angle, distance and timing of support
  • decision making
  • verbal and visual communication


  • quality of preparation touch
  • aggressive and positive mentality
  • vision and anticipation
  • placement versus power
  • positioning to gain an advantage

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