Soccer Warm Up # 16 Training Drill

Warm Up # 16

Most of these soccer dribbling games are usually presented without making use of a soccer ball initially, because of simplicity of instruction and as a warm-up exercise, and eventually the ball may be incorporated. Furthermore, several of these games work extremely well as technique drills. This particular one is really an easy soccer drill created to develop dribbling skills and have players hold their head up simultaneously. It’s not hard to organize and enjoyable to do.

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • each player with a ball
  • cones to mark off area
  • each cone goal is assigned a number as shown


  • on coach’s command both teams dribble through a specific goal tothe other half
  • the team to arrive first in the other half wins
  • each player of the losing team 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.)
  • same as before without cone goals
  • players leave their ball, run through the cone goal to the other half and find another ball
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • agility and balance
  • change of speed & direction
  • protect the ball
  • vision
  • close control
  • soft touches

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