Soccer training – Warm-Up - Exercise:

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Soccer drill procedure

A feel for the ball, ball control and at the same time, keeping an eye on the right path – that’s all we want from this drill.

For this, we have marked two dribble paths on the ground. A small curve was added between the dribble paths by placing two cones there. Both dribble paths can be placed one after the other and at the end, regardless of which setup has been chosen, a shot on goal can complete the whole thing.


The drill starts on the left side of the animation. There we have three markings each, placed vertically under one another. The first three marking are followed by the next three, shifted somewhat horizontally, and that is how things continue. This means that the practicing players will find it difficult to pull the ball softly with the sole of their foot to stay on the right dribble path.

At the end of the first path, the players go around a cone completely, then on to the next dribble path. There, we have placed markers in groups of three again, this time horizontally. Pulling the ball with the bottom of the foot will be difficult because the path is long, especially since the player has to find his bearings again. Finally, the player returns to the starting position.


- Extend the dribble paths with additional markers

Soccer coach tips

- After getting used to the drill, increase the pace

Organisation of the soccer training drill

Category: Advanced training, children’s training, youth training, seniors
Minimum group size: 1
Maximum group size: 12
Materials required: Each player has a ball, enough balls, 24 small ground markers, 3 cones
Field size: The smaller the gaps, the more demanding it is

Keeping an eye on the right path