Soccer training – Dribbling - Exercise:

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Soccer drill procedure

Only later on in this drill does it become obvious just how hard it is for the players to figure out the right way to do this drill, just watch them carefully and you'll see. This drill is pretty orderly because only one player from each group moves to the practice field at a time. The basic procedure is for the yellow players to dribble around the yellow cones and red players around the red cones.


A total of 12 cones are needed for this drill. Make two rows of cones that form a pathway down the center of the field, as shown in the animation. There are five pairs of cones in total, the three pairs in the middle are slightly wider apart than the first and last pair.

The last pair of cones to mark the start of the course are further off to the side of the lowest pair. In the animation, you'll see that the cones stand off to the side of the actual practice field a little, this will give us some more space to work with. The dribbling path for this drill is relatively simple: the players will dribble back and forth around the cones of their color, then at the end, dribble back down the center path to the other end of the field. You can see exactly this how this works in the animation.


- Have the groups switch sides afterward
- Don't forget to make a competition out of it
- The players should go around the cones of their color, moving back and forth across the central path
- Different dribbling techniques

Soccer coach tips

- This soccer drill is a good warm up, but you can also increase the distances between the cones to make it more difficult.

Organisation of the soccer training drill

Category: Advanced training, children’s training, youth training, seniors
Minimum group size: 6
Maximum group size: Depends on field size
Materials required: Each player has a ball, 12 cones
Field size: The distance between the cones can be varied as needed

This drill is pretty orderly