Soccer drill procedure
We’ll increase the pressure on the dribblers. After a pass and touching a cone, the pursuit starts. The pass should be converted into forward dribbling straight away; this increases the chance of not being caught.
Mark two lanes, as shown in the animation. A row of players stands on each side. There are plenty of balls on the one side of the drill, as can be seen on the right of the animation. The starting player dribbles through the lane. At the end of the path, the ball is passed to the other row. Finally, the passer touches the middle cone (at the top of the field) with one hand and turns into the pursuer of the receiver. The receiver tried to reach the opposite edge of the practice field, while dribbling and without losing the ball. Both players swap their starting positions.
- Different dribbling techniques
- Let the group start from each side of the lane
Soccer coach tips
- Always train using both legs!
- Push for increased speed
Organisation of the soccer training drill
Category: Advanced training, youth training, seniors
Minimum group size: 4
Maximum group size: 10
Materials required: Enough balls, 8 cone markers
Field size: According to group’s ability
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