Soccer dribbling drills

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.

Dribble with the ball drill

Dribble with the ball drill

Every team needs dribblers to attack the opposition, so use this training session to encourage your players to dribble with the ball. Why use it Getting players to try to beat an opponent or to accelerate away with the ball is a wonderful attacking weapon. It puts rivals on the back foot as they are […]

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The George Best Game

This game is named after the late George Best – one of the most skilful players ever to grace the game. It is designed to encourage a quick passing style of play plus the freedom to dribble and run at defenders when in the final third. Age group: U8 – U14 Set up: create a […]

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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

You want players to develop their individual skills as early as possible so they start giving your players vital ingredients that make a fabulous team. Lionel Messi was already a stand out player at 7 because he loved dribbling the ball on his way to and from school – then he went out in the garden […]

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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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