Soccer Warm Up # 7 Training Drill

Warm Up # 7

Good soccer dribbling drills and warm ups have to meet various vital goals. Lower the possibility of injuries. Improve speed and power. Psychological prep and concentration. Raising the central body and specific muscle temp to support the three goals. In modern day soccer warm-ups certainly are a mixture of small cardio workouts, SAQ, ability exercises as well as a static stretching program.
Warm-up exercises and routines utilized before a match that go over the 3 primary areas that need to be touched upon to experience highest possible physical preparedness.

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • each player with a ball
  • cones to mark of area
  • cone goals (2-3yds)


  • players dribble through all goals while accelerating and changing direction out of the goal
  • players count the number of goals that they dribble through in 30 sec.
  • players attempt to increase that number on future attempts
  • free 20 sec. stretch
  • all players dribble through and around all goals in a figure 8
  • free 20 sec. stretch
  • 1v1 on any goal with one player being the designated attacker for 2 minutes – (if the defender wins the ball he gives it right back)
  • free 20 sec. stretch


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

Coaching Points:

  • awareness
  • deception
  • set up defender
  • change of speed & direction
  • protect the ball
  • vision
  • explosiveness
  • close control

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