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Soccer training – Dribbling - Alibaba

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Soccer drill procedure

The dribbler is being chased and therefore automatically tries to be quick, which is what we are trying to accomplish with this drill. In children’s soccer practice, that is all the motivation you’ll need. This drill is also good for older players; you can omit the name of the drill. The sequence is very intense, so don’t make the dribble path too long. Stop the competition within a reasonable time.


One player dribbles through the cone alley, as you can see in the animation. When he is at the second cone, the chaser (robber) starts and tries to catch the dribbler (Alibaba). The chaser can also start at the coach’s command. Alibaba dribbles round after round. The chasers change after every round.


- Different dribbling techniques
- Round of dribbling starts on the left side
- Competition – Who can manage the most rounds as Alibaba without getting caught?

Soccer coach tips

- Always train using both legs!

Organisation of the soccer training drill

Category: Advanced training, children’s training, youth training, seniors
Minimum group size: 4
Maximum group size: 12
Materials required: One ball per player, two marked alleyways
Field size: According to group’s ability

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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