Soccer training – Tackling - Exercise:

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Soccer drill procedure

This drill is somewhat complicated to setup and difficult to follow through with it. Instead of three attackers in the center, two or four if possible and instead of just one defender, two. I would vary this depending on the number of people participating in the exercise and the tools available. For many players, you should set up several practice fields.

Note the variations for the ending.


Mark off a ball depot and put four balls here. Designate one person to give out the balls. If the ball is passed, he gets the next ball from the depot until it is emptied. The three attackers are allowed to approach the ball depot only to the first, outer markers. The person at the ball depot pays attention for attackers. The attackers try to break through that dribbled around one of them with the ball at the foot cone goal. Before the cone goal a defender is positioned. After a successful attack or loss of the ball, the attacker immediately orient the ball distribution.

Carry out five attacks in a row, then switch teams. Two attackers switch the position of the defender and the person in the ball depot. Which defender is blocked most often dribbling through the cones of the goal?


- 4 attackers, 2 defenders
- 2 attackers, 1 defender
- Competition by Time (possibly more balls, time for all attacks 1-2 minutes)

Soccer coach tips

- Try for a quick goal
- Note: dribbe through (!) the cone goal

Organisation of the soccer training drill

Category: Advanced training, children’s training, youth training, seniors
Minimum group size: 4
Maximum group size: 7
Materials required: Enough balls, 6 small ground markers, 2 cones
Field size: Goal size depends on the number of defenders, but try different field sizes.

For many players, you should set up several practice fields