Purpose

Players practice both dribbling and bringing the ball to a stop.

Setup

  • Create approximately five triangles on the pitch. Each player has a soccer ball.
Triangles Soccer Dribbling Drill

How it Works

  1. Coach blows the whistle and each player tries to dribble into and out of as many triangles as they can before the coach blows the whistle again.
  2. Each time a player enters a triangle they should stop the ball with their foot before proceeding to another triangle.
  3. Run the drill for 90 seconds. Have the players rest for 30 seconds and then go again.

Coaching Tips

  • Players should be stopping the ball with a soft touch of the bottom of their foot on the top of the ball.
  • Encourage players to get in and out of as many triangles as they can.
  • Players should be using soft touches and keeping the ball close to their body – no big kicks.