Dribbling

The dribbling soccer drills on this page aim to help you coach your players in running with the ball at their feet, beating players with their skill and pace. This is a core soccer skill and we look at the fine details of the techniques required to dribble like Messi or Gareth Bale. We have games and exercises to help your players become master dribblers.

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Dribbling activity for under 7s

Line up four players behind a starting cone. Put a cone gate 2 yards in front and a cone goal 1 yard further on When you say “go” the first player in the line takes three touches to take the ball through the gate. Once through the gate, players can choose to shoot at the […]

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Dribbling game for U7s

Set up a 12 yard square area with a halfway line and a goal at one end. Split players into three groups of three. Number the players 1, 2 and 3 in each group. In their groups, players start in one half of the area passing the ball to each other. As they play, they are listening out for the coach to […]

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Breakout!

This is a drill designed to improve dribbling skills and get players to keep their head up at the same time. It’s easy to set up and fun to do. You need every player to have a ball and as many cones as players.

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<p>Help your attackers to develop their dribbling skills and encourage them to fool defenders by disguising the direction they are going to take to shoot at goal.</p>

Clever disguise

Help your attackers to develop their dribbling skills and encourage them to fool defenders by disguising the direction they are going to take to shoot at goal.

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Often very simple exercises can be very effective for your players. A simple 1v1 where the players have to stay either side of a line and beat each other to a cone helps your players’ match day skills, says David Clarke.

Cone wars

Often very simple exercises can be very effective for your players. A simple 1v1 where the players have to stay either side of a line and beat each other to a cone helps your players’ match day skills, says David Clarke.

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