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

 

Soccer dribbling drills

Aim: To improve dribbling technique

Suitable for: U9’s and upwards

Equipment: Marked area, 2 goals and balls

Organisation: Players are split into 2 groups, each group numbers their players. The coach calls a number and those numbered players must run around the pitch, touch the goal post then go for the ball which the coach has knocked in to the middle, the 2 players must now compete for the ball and score. (Small goals, no goalkeeper or bigger goals with goalkeepers)

Progressions:

  • Coach can shout 2 numbers
  • Coach can shout 3 numbers
  • Make area smaller or larger

Coaching Points

  • How to shield the ball from opposition
  • Different methods of  keeping the ball, change of direction, change of pace
  • Players encouraged to beat the opponent with a piece of skill
  • Head up / vision / awareness of space