Soccer training – Dribbling - Exercise:

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Soccer drill procedure

Take a close look and you will see three squares in this drill set-up; each one has its own function in the drill and we will use one square more or less in the variations. As is often the case, you can create your own variations; this will make the drill very comprehensive and can take up the entire main part of training.


Using markers, we have created an inner and outer square. The outer square contains an off-center square; the cones have been places at the half-way point of each sideline on the outer-square markers.

That’s a little too much “square”, which is why I’d better get to the sequence. We’ll post one group at each corner, every player has a ball. Our starting players carry out a feint before dribbling in a clockwise manner around the practice field.

If they hit a cone while doing so, they must circle it completely and continue on the dribbling path, until they reach their starting group.


- Be sure to conduct a competition
- The players don’t wait until the other player has finished his loop; instead, they start after the first, second or third circling of a cone, depending on the coach’s instruction.
- Go anti-clockwise

Soccer coach tips

- When circling the cones, require tight ball control

Organisation of the soccer training drill

Category: Advanced training, children’s training, youth training, seniors
Minimum group size: 8
Maximum group size: 16
Materials required: Each player has a ball, four cones and eight small markers.
Field size: The larger the field, the longer the dribbling paths.

Take up the entire main part of training