Soccer Warm Up # 2 Training Drill

Warm Up # 2

Warm up drills in soccer certainly are a critical component of your soccer training session and tend to be the initial connection with all your players. Make use of a warm up to present the training session whether its passing have a passing warm-up, if it is skills then work with skills, make the warm-up valuable towards the practice. Should you just have one hour to develop a skill then make certain you make use of that time.

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • each player with a ball
  • grid (15yds x 20yds)


  • each player dribbles a ball around the grid 2-3 times
  • each player dribbles a ball inside the playing area in a figure 8 using both feet (left, right foot only)
  • players perform a move against an imaginary defender – alternate feet
  • in pairs, practice moves with passive partner (players switch roles)
  • in pairs, practice moves with active defender (players switch roles)


  • specify how players must dribble (left or right foot, inside or outside foot etc.)
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group if necessary

Coaching Points:

  • agility and balance
  • contact surface of foot
  • change of direction and speed
  • deception
  • set up defender
  • protect the ball
  • close control
  • soft touch

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