four surfaces soccer dribbling drill

4 Surfaces Drill

Purpose Players practice dribbling the ball using all four surfaces of the foot – inside, outside, laces and bottom. Setup Mark off an area about 15 yards wide by 20 yards long. Player

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Z Turns

Purpose This is a drill that will teach players to gain control of the ball and maintain it while changing directions. Drill Setup You will need to set up a cone

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The Dog Pound

Purpose In addition to keeping the ball away from defenders, players also work on stopping the ball at the end line and keeping it from going out of bounds on the

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Gators in the River

Purpose Players work on controlling their dribble as they face pressure from a defender or defenders. Drill Setup Mark off an area about 15 yards wide by 20 yards long. Create a 3

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Finger Spaceman (Game)

Purpose This is a great drill to build continued learning and reinforcement of dribbling with your head up. Players work on developing ball control while keep their heads up for proper

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Ball Wins

Purpose This drill helps players learn to dribble with speed. It also teaches the players to keep their heads up so they know who has more balls. Setup Set-up four cones in

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Bring It Home

Purpose Young players learn to secure the ball and dribble it under control to a specified area. Set Up Create a 20 yard wide by 20 yard long grid and then create

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1 V 1 Race To The Ball

Purpose Players learn to control the ball, beat a defender and hit a solid scoring shot. Set Up Coach divides players into two teams. Teams form two lines at the same sideline. Instructions 1.

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Put Your Foot Down

Purpose This drill teaches players to stop the ball so they can control it and improve their game. Set Up Depending on the number of coaches you have, you might be able

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