Soccer training – Dribbling - Exercise:

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Soccer drill procedure

Keep an eye on your players and you will quickly see who is trying to cheat. The competition takes place without a start command at first; the second player may only start when the first dribbler has reached the cone. That won’t work and there will be more than one false start. That’s why it’s better if the coach gives the command to start, to ensure a fair competition. It then doesn’t matter if the performance ability of players differs greatly; this can be compensated for by adapting the timing of the start command.


The starting player dribbles towards the first cone, goes round it and dribbles through the cone goal at the end of the run. When the starting player reaches the first cone, the second player can start. He can dribble straight through the goal. Don’t forget to conduct this soccer drill as a competition.


- Add a shot on goal at the end
- Different dribbling techniques
- Instead of going around the cone, do a feint
- The second player starts at the same time, but he dribbles two balls.
- The players run around the last cone and then return to their group.

Soccer coach tips

- Always train using both legs!
- Start command for the second player depending on ability

Organisation of the soccer training drill

Category: Advanced training, children’s training, youth training
Minimum group size: 4
Maximum group size: 16
Materials required: Enough balls per group, 6 cones
Field size: According to group’s ability

Keep an eye on your players