Vinland Valley Soccer Association

Soccer Drills

Dribbling Warmup

Setup

Create a grid that is approximately 20X20 yards. Organize the team into groups of two. Each group of two players needs one ball.

Instructions

One player will work while the other player rests. Roll through each of these 3 exercises.

  1. While inside the grid, the player without the ball should stand with their legs spread apart. On the coach’s command, the other player with the ball should dribble and play their ball through the legs of any of the players with their legs spread and run around the standing player and receive the ball on the other side. Each time the player successfully plays the ball between a set of legs that player gets a point. Have each player compare their score to their partners score.
  2. Next, have the player without the ball lay on their side. Now the player must dribble up to the player laying on their side, stop the ball, and flick the ball OVER the player laying on their side and jump over that players legs. To avoid injury, instruct the players to ONLY approach the player from the backside. Again have the players count each time they successfully flick the ball over the human wall and compare their scores to their partner’s score.
  3. Finally, have the players dribble at their coach and do a skill to get around (Cruyff, scissors, Revilino, Maradona, etc.).

Coaching Points