Soccer dribbling session for quick feet

This soccer dribbling session for quick feet will help improve your players’ ability to change direction quickly and effectively. It is a great session for younger age groups and it can also be used for older ages groups too. As well as using soccer skills to beat defenders players can also use a change of speed and direction, the quicker a player can do this while maintaining control of the soccer ball the higher chance they can dribble past the defender.

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Soccer dribbling warm-up

Time: 10 minutes

Set up:

  • 2 4x4 yard squares
  • 1 soccer ball per player
  • 2 pinnies for taggers

Instructions:

Create your 2 4x4 yard boxes 6 yards apart and place a tagger in each box.

Divide the rest of your players equally into the 2 boxes with a soccer ball each. The taggers must try and tag the players with the soccer balls that are in their box.

If a player gets tagged they take their soccer and dribble to the other taggers box.

The winner is the tagger who has the least amount of taggers in the area at the end of the time limit.

Coaching points:

  • Small touches, keep the soccer ball close to you
  • Quick changes of direction
  • Dribble with head up

Questions that can lead to coaching points:

  • What kind of touches do we want to take?
  • How can we get away from the tagger?
  • How do I know what’s going on around me?

Quick feet Technical soccer activity

Time: 20 mins

Set up:

  • 4x4 yard square per pair
  • 1 soccer ball per player

Instructions:

Set up your 4x4 yard with your players on opposite corners with a soccer ball.

the players must try and catch up and tag the player in front of them or over-take them while dribbling around the square. Players are not allowed in the middle of the square.

If they manage to do this they will get one point.

Here are the different variations and directions you can use for players to travel around the square:

  • Using their left foot only travel anti-clockwise around the square
  • Using their right foot only travel clockwise around the square.
  • While facing only one direction travel clockwise/ anti-clockwise using box kicks
  • While facing only one direction travel clockwise/ anti-clockwise using box kicks
  • Using only toe taps while facing one direction travel clockwise/anti-clockwise
  • Only use the sole of your left foot to travel clockwise around the square
  • Only use the sole of your right foot to travel anti clock wise around the square

Coaching points:

  • Small quick touches while going round the corners of the square
  • Accelerate into the space after going round the corner
  • keep your head up.

Questions that can lead to coaching points:

  • What kind of touches can we take so we can get around the corner quicker?
  • What touches can we take when we come round the corner?
  • Where should I be looking when I am dribbling?

Quick feet soccer progression

Time: 25 minutes

Set up:

  • 4x4 yard area
  • 1 soccer per pair
  • 1 tagger per pair

Instructions:

The setup will be the same as the previous activity.

However this time only 1 player will have a soccer ball and the other player will be the tagger, the players can now travel in any direction.

The tagger must try and tag the player who is dribbling the soccer ball, they will have 1 minute to try and tag the player dribbling the ball as many times as they can.

Every time they do this they will get 1 point and play will restart again with players standing in opposite corners.

If the player dribbling the ball does not get tagged in the minute they will get 3 points.

You can create a ladder winner/loser, where the winner will move up a square and the losers will move down a square.

Coaching points:

  • Small touches
  • Sharp changes in speed and acceleration
  • Keep your head up so you know where the tagger is

Questions that can lead to coaching points:

  • What kind of touches would help us get away from the tagger?
  • What else can we do to get away from the tagger?
  • How do I know where the tagger is?

Soccer dribbling conditioned game

Time: 15 minutes

Set up:

  • Create a 10x15 yard area
  • 2 goals
  • 1 soccer ball per 4 players

Instructions:

This will be a 2v2 scrimmage with normal rules the only change is that kick-ins will replace throw-ins.

However, if a player can score a goal by dribbling past a defender and score in the same phase of play then that goal will be worth 3 goals instead of 1.

Coaching points:

  • Allow players to play with minimal input from the coach
  • Help guide players through mistakes by using questioning.

Normal scrimmage: 15 minutes

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