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Soccer training – Dribbling - Stopping The Ball

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Soccer drill procedure

The ball is stopped directly on the end line and remains there. Carrying out this action after moving at full speed often causes players problems, because they start paying attention to the other ball too quickly. Careless mistakes are especially prone to being made during competitive play. Call the players back if the ball dies not stay in one place, or rolls away. Things can get tight at the slalom if the players reach it at the same time.


The first player dribbles to the line and steps on the ball, which stays where it is. He then dribbles the other stationary ball away, and goes slalom through the red cone markers.


- Different dribbling techniques
- A competitive aspect can be introduced!
- Return in slalom after dribbling the ball through the slalom for the first time (then stop the ball on the other side)
- The drill can be prolonged indefinitely

Soccer coach tips

- Always train using both legs!
- Increase the speed!

Organisation of the soccer training drill

Category: Advanced training, children’s training, youth training
Minimum group size: 4
Maximum group size: 8
Materials required: Each player has a ball, two stationary balls, a start line or marker, four cone markers for the slalom, and six cone markers or cones for the “stopping zone”
Field size: According to ability. No more than three slalom gates.

Information: There are already more than 1,000 animations online at, as well as plenty of interesting articles by very well-known soccer experts.

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