Soccer training – Dribbling – Soccer drill selection

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.

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Easy Match


Players: 4


Balls: All


Material: Yes


Goals: 0

Line Dribbling


Players: 1


Balls: All


Material: Yes


Goals: 0

Four-Field Dribbling


Players: 8


Balls: All


Material: Yes">


Goals: 0

Loop


Players: 4


Balls: +


Material: Yes


Goals: 0

Stopping The Ball


Players: 4


Balls: All


Material: Yes


Goals: 0

Dribbling Relays


Players: 8


Balls: 2


Material: Yes


Goals: 0

Double Round


Players: 6


Balls: All


Material: Yes


Goals: 0

Dribbling Circles


Players: 8


Balls: All


Material: No


Goals: 0

Dribbling In A Row


Players: 4


Balls: All


Material: No


Goals: 0

Criss-Cross


Players: 8


Balls: All


Material: Yes


Goals: 0

Cone Dribbling


Players: 9


Balls: All


Material: Yes


Goals: 0

Zigzag


Players: 4


Balls: All


Material: Yes


Goals: 0

Alibaba


Players: 4


Balls: All


Material: Yes


Goals: 0

Zigzag Goal


Players: 3


Balls: +


Material: Yes


Goals:1

Comb Dribbling


Players: 7


Balls: All


Material: Yes


Goals: 0

Group Dribbling


Players: 6


Balls: All


Material: Yes


Goals: 0

Three-Play Drill


Players: 3


Balls: 1


Material: Yes


Goals: 0

Rotate


Players: 2


Balls: 1


Material: Yes


Goals: 0

Team Groups


Players: 6


Balls: 1


Material: Yes


Goals: 0

Lightening Swap


Players: 6


Balls: All


Material: Yes


Goals: 0

Centre Circle


Players: 4


Balls: All


Material: Yes


Goals: 0

Cross Pass Duo


Players: 2


Balls: 1


Material: Yes


Goals: 0

Three Squares


Players: 8


Balls: All


Material: Yes


Goals: 0

Change Of Pace


Players: 5


Balls: +


Material: Yes


Goals:1

Up And Down


Players: 5


Balls: +


Material: Yes


Goals:1

Vario


Players: 8


Balls: 2


Material: Yes


Goals: 0

Chicane


Players: 4


Balls: +


Material: Yes


Goals: 0

Orientation


Players: 8


Balls: 2


Material: Yes


Goals: 0

Snake Dribbling


Players: 4


Balls: All


Material: Yes


Goals: 0

Incorporating Turns


Players: 2


Balls: All


Material: Yes


Goals: 0

Incorporating Feints


Players: 2


Balls: All


Material: Yes


Goals: 0

Ball Swapping Fun


Players: 8


Balls: All


Material: Yes


Goals: 0

Double Square


Players: 4


Balls: All


Material: Yes


Goals: 0

Spider


Players: 6


Balls: All


Material: Yes


Goals: 0

In A Team


Players: 8


Balls: All


Material: Yes


Goals: 0

Cone Path


Players: 4


Balls: All


Material: Yes


Goals:1

Mouse Hole


Players: 4


Balls: +


Material: Yes


Goals: 0

Curve Dribbling


Players: 7


Balls: +


Material: Yes


Goals:1

3 - Goal Contest


Players: 2


Balls: All


Material: Yes


Goals: 0

Dribble Wave


Players: 4


Balls: All


Material: Yes


Goals: 0

Dribbling: the basics

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.

Soccer Techniques- Dribbling-Basics

Soccer techniques- Dribbling

Dribbling is one of the fundamental aspects of soccer. Without good dribbling basic training, the player in possession stands no chance against the modern defender in a tackle. The attacker must be adaptable and creative ...

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