Soccer training – Warm-Up - Exercise:

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Soccer drill procedure

This drill can be carried out in lots of different variations. Look at it with our zoom feature and plenty more possibilities will soon come to mind.

Let the hurdle-jumping, or the running to all positions, begin. The mini hurdles can be replaced by slalom posts, or an additional goal can be set up on the other side of the drill.


In our animation, two groups of players with balls are positioned on the right-hand and left-hand sides next to the goal. The starting players start by dribbling along the side line of the mini-hurdles. They then leave the ball in the central rectangle, run to the other side and tag the first player on that side, allowing that player to move off. These players run sidestepping through the hurdles, take the ball and pass into the goal. The players then switch groups.


- Different running and jumping movements between the hurdles
- Use other pieces of equipment other than hurdles

Soccer coach tips

- No shooting at the goal: passing only
- More balls and shorter distances mean that players spend less time idle

Organisation of the soccer training drill

Category: Advanced training, children’s training, youth training
Minimum group size: 8
Maximum group size: 16
Materials required: Enough balls, at least two mini-hurdles per corner, four markers for the central rectangle, one goal.
Field size: Enough space. The bigger the field, the more intensive the exercise is.

Let the hurdle-jumping, or the running to all positions