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1 v 1 skills Drills

To come out on top in a 1 v 1 situation, you need to have the confidence, dribbling ability and fast reactions. The one on one drills and videos below...

Dribbling Drills

Dribbling is a big part of football, whether wingers are running with the ball or defenders are carrying it out of defence. It's important for pl...

Drills

6 V 2 Rwtb

category: Dribbling

Soccer 6 v 2 RWTB Dribbling Objective: Application of running with the ball in a small sided game format. Detail: Use a box - box area on a pitch or ...

Alien Invasion

category: Dribbling

Soccer Alien Invasion Dribbling Station one player in each grid in the crab postion (belly up, on hands and feet). Six players start on one end lin...

Turning Unopposed

category: Dribbling

Soccer Turning unopposed Dribbling Objective: Technical practice focusing on movements, quality and speed of turns unopposed. Detail: Use same 20 x...

1 Vs 1 - Under Pressure

category: Dribbling

Soccer 1 vs 1 - Under Pressure Dribbling The red player attacks the blue player in the area between the blue cones. The blue player cannot tackle b...

Dribble And Turn 2 - Left Foot Only

category: Dribbling

Description. With a ball each players have to dribble the ball around the area with their left foot only. Coaching points. Have all your players drib...

Turning Unopposed

category: Dribbling

Soccer Turning unopposed Dribbling Objective: Technical practice focusing on movements, quality and speed of turns unopposed. ... Give each player a ...

Drinks Stations!

category: Dribbling

Soccer Drinks Stations! Dribbling The coach calls out any of the four directions: Coke, 7 Up, Sprite or Pepsi. The players must dribble their ball in...

Zig-Zag

category: Dribbling

Soccer Zig-Zag Dribbling Set up cones in a zig-zag formation. Groups of 6 are stationed on the endline. 1 ball per group. The dribblers move up, then...

1 Vs. 1 Channelling

category: Defending

Two teams line up side by side behind their cones. When the player with the ball sets off to run around the cone the drill is live.

The play...

2 Goal Finishing

category: Shooting

Set up a second goal as shown in the diagram.

Player 1 starts standing behind a mannequin, positioned outside of the penalty box left hand co...

2V1 To A Goal

category: Passing-and-Receiving

Set up as shown with two attackers and one defender, with the defender positioned closest to the goal.

Attackers must look to pass the ball ...

3 Vs 3 Soccer

category: Conditioned-games

Each teams has 3 players and one goal to defend and one to attack.

The ball is not allowed to stop or go over head height.

By passing...

3 Vs 3 Soccer

category: Possession

Each teams has 3 players and one goal to defend and one to attack.

The ball is not allowed to stop or go over head height.

By passing...

Alligators Alley

category: 1-v-1-skills

Divide the group into teams of 4. One player in goal, two defenders and one attacker. The defenders (Alligators) adopt a crab position (belly up, h...

Alligators Alley

category: Defending

Divide the group into teams of 4. One player in goal, two defenders and one attacker. The defenders (Alligators) adopt a crab position (belly up, h...

Break Soccer

category: Crossing-and-Finishing

2 players outside the area play a ball into one of their players in the grid.

The 2 players in the grid play 2 v 4 to try and score a ...

Clinical Finishing

category: Shooting

Play 3 v 3 in the middle area with goalkeepers at each end. The object of the game is to score in the opposing goal. Only the attacker with the bal...

Close Control Dribble

category: Dribbling

Players stand in a line with one ball each and take it in turns to run around the cones (space the cones around 5 metres apart).

The dribbli...

Colour Passing - Heads Up

category: Passing-and-Receiving

Set up different coloured gates around the grid area - the more colours the better.

Players are working in pairs, one player dribbling and t...

Drag And Push Pass With Forward Dribble

category: Dribbling

Get players working in two's coming forward, dragging and pushing the ball before dribbling forward and passing the ball across. This drill builds ...

Drag And Push Pass With Forward Dribble

category: Passing-and-Receiving

Get players working in two's coming forward, dragging and pushing the ball before dribbling forward and passing the ball across. This drill builds ...

Dribble & Pass

category: Passing-and-Receiving

Set up a square roughly 10m x 10m.

Have a few players at each corner.

In 2 of the corners (diagonal) a player starts with a ball. They ...

Dribble And Turn 3 - Using Both Feet

category: Dribbling

Players with a ball each and have to dribble the ball around the area using both feet and any additional skills they have already learned. i.e. tur...

Dribble Maze

category: Dribbling

Skills dribbling - players dribble with the ball to the first cone which they should then run around in an anti-clockwise direction.

They th...

Dribbling - Get Your Call Up

category: Dribbling

A fun game for all - all players are numbered (in the animation from 1-4).

The coach plays a pass straight down the middle of the two lines ...

Drinks Stations!

category: Dribbling

The coach calls out any of the four directions: Coke, 7 Up, Sprite or Pepsi.

The players must dribble their ball in the direction that the c...

Figure Of 8

category: Dribbling

Close control dribbling with the ball. This practice is a good practice to set up as part of a skill circuit where the players pratice lots of vari...

Gate Attack

category: Dribbling

Players dribble around the area, keeping the ball close to their feet whilst avoiding the other players.

When the coach calls out a colour p...

How Long Left Ref ?

category: Dribbling

The players line up at one end of the grid with the coach the other end. The players will then shout "how long left ref?" The coach will then give ...

Instep To Instep

category: Dribbling

Player dribbles the ball moving the ball from instep to instep, one touch on each foot.

Jailbreak

One team runs clockwise round the inside of the circle with the other team running anti-clockwise around the outside of the circle (blue cones).

Leave the Ball Behind

Set up a square roughly 10m x 10m.

Have a few players at each corner.

In 2 of the corners (diagonal) a player starts with a ball. They ...

One v One Racing Cars

Two players with one ball per pair.

Player 1 and player 2 juggle to decide who starts with the ball. If player 1 wins, he/she begins with th...

Pass, Rotate and Move

3 players start with one ball between them. Players must pass and follow on the move.
Important that the pass is always in front of the receiver s...

Slalom dribble

Players dribble the ball in and out of the sticks, running around the outer cones before turning sharply back in and dribbling through the next pai...

Slalom Shoot

Players run forward, receive the pass from behind and then dribble through the cones.

On reaching the final cone players take one touch to t...

Sleeping Giant

Set up an area as shown with the coach (sleeping giant) in one end surounded by cones (gold coins). The players are at the other end and they have ...

Smash and Grab

Put a goalkeeper in each goal and play 1 v 1 in the middle. Play pair vs. pair for 3 minutes, then change.

The object of the game is to scor...

Super Teams

Group in threes. 1 ball per group. Station players as shown in the diagram. Position crab players in the three middle grids.

Standing players...

The Dog Pound

Players work in the square and they lose a life if:

They are dribbling too slowly, if they dribble outside the square or if they do not stop...

Toe Taps - Fast feet control

Working with a ball each players must hop from one foot to the other, placing their foot on the ball with your toes raised slightly above your heel...

Two Balls: 2 v 1 Grid Game 2

Set up a 5x5 metre grid with three players and two balls.

The defending player starts in the middle of the grid, facing the two attackers. W...

Web Videos

How to dribble in soccer - the basics

In This video we discuss the basic elements of dribbling in soccer. We address what parts of the foot to use and how you need to approach dribbling to...

Sessions

Playing the Ball Out From the Back

The ?modern way? is to play out from the back. To be able to do it successfully though, you need your defenders to be comfortable on the ball when loo...

Answers

Community Drills

Through the thirds

Get into 2 teams, each team has one player at the last third. One of the players in the middle can go into any box. To get a poit you have to pass to ...

3 x 3 Grid

3 x 3 GridPlayers can move freely anywhere in the gridPlayers must pass through into a square, no dribblingThe ball must go in to a different square e...

Tuck Drill Phase II

Player with ball dribbles from corner attcking the gaolie. A second player times his run to recieve a pass from teammate. A touch shot to opposite pos...

Roll Double Touch-Dribbling Drill 5

Raak de ball twee keer met je binnenkant van je voet buiten de pionen.Dan roll de baal met de onderkant van je voet naar de andere kant en de andere p...

Dribbling Drill 6

Gebruik de pionen om steeds hun te kapen.Gebruik het ook voor andere bewegingen zoals door hun heen draaienBinnen + Buitenvoet gebruiken.

dribbling throw the gate

players split into 2 teamsfirst 2 players go then a second later the nxt 2 players go ect getting the players to dribble will keeping there head up