Our dribbling drills always require both legs to be used. Dribbling drills can always be performed as a competition, if the players have properly understood how the drill works. When selecting drills, always bear in mind the ability of your team.
You can read more about dribbling in our theory article “Dribbling – the basics”.
No tactical aspect of soccer provokes more discussion than dribbling. Exaggerating or avoiding dribbling: whatever the player does, it’s wrong.
This is why it’s important for soccer trainers to explain to players when it’s appropriate to dribble, and when it isn’t.
Some drills on this topic have already been mentioned in this section. First and foremost, however, the drills are intended as units of a training plan to improve dribbling.
The drills have been optimised for group training sessions and for P.E. lessons. Ball control, and gaining a feel for the ball, are the two most important parts of a soccer player’s training. Without these foundations, more advanced soccer drillsfrom any area, including tactical playing strategies, are pointless.
And how can ball control be practised more effectively than by dribbling?
It can’t, because the ball is always at the players’ feet; they may need to receive the ball before they start dribbling, or pass it on after dribbling finishes. Plenty of contact with, and feel for, the ball – that’s what dribbling training gives players.
The acquisition of soccer techniques begins with dribbling, either in a school P.E. lesson or in a club. That’s why we’ve put together drills which shouldn’t be missing from any team’s training plan. Almost all of the drills involve very short waiting times, and animations show how the drill works.
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.
= Level of difficulty: green = easy | yellow = medium | red = hard
= number of players: minimum group size
= Number of Balls: All = one ball per player | + = sufficient number of balls
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= number of soccer goals: How many soccer goals are needed to perform?