Kids soccer dribbling drills

Kids soccer dribbling drills are important to incorporate in your training sessions so your players get a proper grounding in soccer technique that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.

In kids soccer dribbling drills, get your players to

  1. Have their knee over the ball.

  2. Make sure the front of the dribbling foot pulls the ball along so it stays on or near the foot at all times.

If you start your under 4s/5s/6s running at players using this technique it will soon become natural to even the most basic player. Get them to practise on real players, NOT THROUGH CONES! Cones are not realistic soccer situations. In fact don’t take cones to training.

Dribbling drills for warm-up time

Some of your players will be convinced they can dribble easily and will want to learn some moves to impress their friends. Teach them some, they are great for warm-up drills before a match and great for giving as homework and if they can pull them off in a match you’re on to a winner. During training drills, coach the Cruyff Turn, which is a great move to bamboozle defenders.

You are creating match winners

Expect your players to make mistakes along the way, to try and dribble when they should pass, but don’t stop them doing it. More often than not, it will win you matches

dribbling trick based on Cruyff move

A great trick for losing an opponent

This is a skill named after the brilliant Dutchman Johan Cruyff. Get your players to use it in soccer training drills. Focus on lively feet and they will soon be the envy of their team-mates. This trick is great for losing an opponent.

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