Win the ball and pass soccer warm up drill

You'll need nine players for this simple but fun warm-up soccer drill, which gets your players to win the ball, pass, then rest.

Set up the warm up drill

  • Set up an area, around 15m x15m, marked out with four cones.

  • Have four players inside the area dribbling a ball.
  • Put a defender in the middle of the area.
  • Put four players around the outside of the area.
  • The defender must try to tackle one of the dribbling players inside the area and pass out to one of the outside players.
  • The defender then becomes an outside player.
  • The outside player goes into the area and becomes a dribbling player.
  • The tackled dribbling player now becomes the defender in the drill.