Soccer training – Warm-Up - Braiding

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Soccer drill procedure

Here we go! The braid starts and, from this point on, it really is a good drill. It’s great, for the players and the coach alike, when this drill works and it looks more difficult than it really is.


The ball should be on the center position when the drill begins. The ball is first passed from the middle player to the outside position; after that, the middle position disappears. The passer follows the ball and runs around the receiver. The receiver passes the ball to the other side. The drill continues on like this. After every run, the players swap positions.


- Go back in the opposite direction against the flow

Soccer coach tips

- Demand concentration

Organisation of the soccer training drill

Category: Advanced training, children’s training, youth training, seniors
Minimum group size: 3
Maximum group size: 3
Materials required: One ball per group
Field size: Distance of the path between 30 and 60 meters

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

If you don’t want to wait for the translations, you can take a look at Soccerdrills.de. The animations often speak for themselves.

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