Dribble Direction Soccer Possession Drill

Dribble Direction

Purpose Players will learn to follow the coach and dribble the ball while staying aware of what's going on around them. Drill Setup On one half of the field, line-up the

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Chase The Ball

Purpose Chasing after a loose ball and then transitioning to offense and defense is key in soccer. The purpose of this drill is to help with that offensive and defensive transition.

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Passing Race

Purpose This is fun relay race that allows players to practice their passing. Drill Setup Divide the players into two teams of eight. Divide half the soccer field in half. Place one team

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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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Invader Drill

Purpose Defenders practice stealing the ball from and then controlling it against multiple attackers. Drill Setup Create two adjacent 20 yard squares. Invaders try to steal the ball and score points for their team. How

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Layup Drill

Purpose Players practice shooting on goal off the dribble. Drill Setup Players form two lines – one on each side of the goal similar to a layup basketball drill. Players dribble in and take

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Control The Volley

Purpose Players learn how volley control plays a role in both individual and team effort to maintain possession of the ball. Drill Setup Arrange your players into groups of three players

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Win The Ball Drill

Purpose This drill stresses getting to the ball fast, controlling it and then shooting with good technique. Drill Setup Players form two lines one on each side of coach about 20 yards from

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Circle Drill

Purpose This is a great possession drill that can be done anywhere as long as there’s a ball. Drill Setup Organize the players into groups of six players and have them form a

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