Soccer coaching session to improve dribbling skills

This soccer coaching session is designed to improve the dribbling ability and skill level of your players through a series of technical exercises and small-sided games.

The aims of this session are:

  • Improving dribbling techniques to accelerate and change direction.
  • Improving skills to beat defenders.
  • Enhancing a winning mentality.

When dribbling with the ball, your players may have space and they must be able to pick up speed quickly to use this area. However, when there is little space, the players must be able to demonstrate quick feet, ball control skills and turns to get past their opponent.

Soccer dribbling skills session

Run the soccer drill

Use an area 25 yards by 25 yards for this soccer coaching session.

The circuit includes four different techniques that should be worked on for two minutes each.

  • Complete two turns inside the square to reach the opposite side.
  • Players must complete a skill to beat the mannequin.
  • Players must use quick feet to go diagonally through the crazy cones.
  • Players must accelerate and change direction across the area. Four balls work at all times.

How to develop it

Four goals and four players play a game. Each player has three lives, if a goal is scored into a player's goal, then he loses a life. The last player standing is declared the winner.

You can progress this game so that each player has a goalkeeper (diagram 3) this improves the ability to create space and shooting skills when under pressure. The game is continuous and requires lots of footballs.

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