Soccer training – Dribbling - Exercise:

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Soccer drill procedure

This drill is very difficult to get right. The coach has an important task here, because this sequence won’t work without being well explained. Keeping the ball close at high speed and quickly maneuvering the ball past obstacles with the sole of the foot is required here. It is also possible to tap the ball with the inside of the foot. Explain the drill well, or even better, give your players a demonstration. Correct individual mistakes right away. You can vary the drill and increase the difficulty level by moving the yellow cone closer to, or farther from, the goal. This changes the dribbling angle. Experiment and make sure you don’t ask too much of your team.


The starting player dribbles between two marks on the ground, towards the central cone. When he gets to the cone, he moves to the left or to the right and changes to the other side. He then dribbles between the two markings and shoots at the goal. To change direction, the ball should be lead by the sole of the shoe, or tapped with the inside of the foot. The shot on goal should be taken from a slight turning position.


- Different dribbling techniques
- Move the yellow cone as described

Soccer coach tips

- Always train using both legs!
- Quick change of direction
- Correct errors individually

Organisation of the soccer training drill

Category: Advanced training, children’s training, youth training, seniors
Minimum group size: Two players, one goalkeeper
Maximum group size: Six players, one goalkeeper. Have more than one practice area if there are lots of players.
Materials required: Enough balls, seven groundmarker, one cone, one goal
Field size: The shorter the distance between the markings on the ground and the cone, the more difficult the sequence is.

Keeping the ball close at high speed