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

 

Soccer dribbling drills

Aim: To improve dribbling technique

Suitable for: U9’s and upwards

Equipment: Marked area, 1 goal, 1 ball per striker

Organisation: Players dribble from the starting point with the ball to the 1st area where a defender is positioned. After dribbling past this defender the player must now take on the 2nd defender. Then with a clear run on goal the striker must go around the keeper to slot the ball into the net. Continuous practice.

Progressions:

  • Encourage players to run at defenders and goalkeeper at pace
  • Increase distances between defenders
  • Add another defender, start run from half way line

Coaching Points

  • What part of the boot to use (inside for dribbling, outside when running with ball in open areas)
  • The distance the ball should be away from the dribblers feet
  • Players encouraged to do pieces of skill to beat defenders
  • Head up / vision / awareness