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Soccer training – Dribbling - Change Of Pace

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Soccer drill procedure

This drill looks easier in the animation than it really is. The markings should be close together, so that the dribbler has to “pull” the ball around the obstacles. A fast pace combined with a great deal of skill and then one more thing enters the mix: the shot on goal. That makes for tight, close dribbling; then look to finish the sequence quickly.


We have shown the sequence from both sides. The dribblers move to the other side directly after their turn; this ensures they can use both legs. Test the distance of the markers and adjust it depending on your player’s skill level.


- Dribble backwards
- Competition – The players start at the same time from the left and right

Soccer coach tips

- Push for increased speed
- Correct errors individually

Organisation of the soccer training drill

Category: Advanced training, children’s training, youth training, seniors
Minimum group size: 4 + goalkeeper
Maximum group size: 12 + goalkeeper
Materials required: Enough balls, 8 ground markers, 1 goal
Field size: According to group’s ability

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