Dribbling Drills

Kids soccer drills to focus on improving a players dribbling ability and close ball control. Many of these soccer training drills unlike passing drills can be done by young players practicing on their own. Aim to focus on quality and accuracy to begin with rather than speed and try to look up as often as possible to get used to being aware of other players.

Round To Score

Dribbling drill where players dribble around two opponents then finish with a shot to the goal.

Turn Opponents Cone

Players dribble the ball around in a marked area aiming to turn their opponents cones over whilst keeping control of the ball.

Run & Compete

Players sprint round a cone and compete for the ball. More of a speed and tackling drill than a dribbling one.

Opponents Ball Out

Players dribble the ball around a marked circile keeping control of their ball whilst at the same time trying to kick another players ball out of the circle.

Obstacle Course

Players dribble around a coned out obstacle course. You can get creative in how you mark out the course.

A simple drill where two teams race in a relay dribbling the ball between a line of cones. The first team to successfully complete wins.

Straight Race

Players race to a cone and back then the next one and back keeping the ball under control.

Beat Players -Shoot

Dribbling drill where players beat two opponents and shoot before coming back the other side dribbling through cones.  A continuous drill.

Through The Cones

Football dribbling practice drill where players dribble the ball through cone gates keeping the baall under control.


Dribbling drill where players dribble the ball to the cone then pass off to the next player at another cone. A continuous dribbling based football drill.

Round The Cones

Players dribble around a triangle of cones for 1 minute continuously. They can go round in any order or direction.

In & Out

Players stand in a circle and take it in turns dribbling it into a small coned area in the middle of the circle before passing it out.