Soccer training – Warm-Up - Exercise:

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Soccer drill procedure

Here it’s essential to keep your bearings and to avoid hindering other players. The idea behind this drill is to concentrate on free dribbling on the field and on short passes. The more players that are on the field, the more difficult it becomes to complete the task properly. You can also position additional players to distribute balls on the edge of the field. We recommend making more than one practice field and not letting more than four players onto the field at any time.


Mark off a rectangle, the size of which can vary depending on the number of dribblers involved. A small rectangle is the best solution here, since it avoids endless dribbling. Cones are put in the corners and a player stands on each position. The dribblers always start moving towards the players without a ball in the corner. Once there, they quickly perform a one-two pass and keep dribbling. On the coach’s signal -later, on the dribbler’s signal- the player who passed the ball back runs sideways around the cone and receives the ball again. He then becomes the dribbler and the passer takes position in the corner.


- Different dribbling techniques
- Always incorporate a feint or a turn on the field
- A change of position should take place after a set number of passes

Soccer coach tips

- Always train using both legs!
- Smaller fields increase effectiveness

Organisation of the soccer training drill

Category: Advanced training, youth training
Minimum group size: 8
Maximum group size: ?
Materials required: Enough balls, 4 cone markers
Field size: Dependant on the number of players

The idea behind this drill is to concentrate on free dribbling