Soccer drill procedure
This variation is no more difficult. The difference to the introductory drill will quickly become clear. The players in each team swap balls when they meet each other on the dribble path, and they will meet each other. They should make sure to give the ball over in a controlled manner, not pass it.
The format remains the same in all three versions. Make two teams and make two groups from each team. You can of course make more teams; just expand the format of this drill. To start, each group needs a start marker. In the center of the practice field, place three cones for each team; this makes two cone goals, which the groups must pass through. Place another cone a bit farther away from the cone goal.
The groups run around this one during the dribbling competition.
The starting players from each group dribble through the cone goal and around the individual cone. If the players in one team meet on the path, they should swap balls. Finally, the players dribble to the other group in the team and give the ball to the next player.
Finally, they run to the other group in their team and give the ball to the next player.
- Different dribbling techniques
- A competitive aspect can be introduced
Soccer coach tips
- Always train using both legs!
Organisation of the soccer training drill
Category: Advanced training, children’s training, youth training
Minimum group size: 6
Maximum group size: 12
Materials required: One ball per group, four cone markers and three small markers per group
Field size: According to group’s ability
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