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Soccer training – Warm-Up - Running Rows

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Soccer drill procedure

The diagonal dribbling can be combined with an increase in speed.


The players run around the field of cones in two groups. The distance between the groups should remain the same. The first player in each group is responsible for keeping the correct distance. At every second cone, the groups change sides diagonally. This warm-up exercise is suitable for every age group.


- Change directions on the coach’s signal
- Different dribbling techniques
- After every diagonal dribbling, the direction of running around the square is switched.
- Run clockwise

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 players per team
Maximum group size: 10 players per team
Materials required: Each player one ball, 4 cones
Field size: Make the side of the square at least 10 meters in length.

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