5v5 Dribbling Game

Chris Johnson 140,026 Views Rating 3.96 (25 Reviews)

This 5v5 soccer dribbling game is more of a realistic setting to help focus on improving dribbling skills. Because of a large number of players, players are forced to make decisions to dribble, pass, or shoot.

Soccer Drill Diagram: 5v5 Dribbling Game

5v5 Soccer Dribbling Practice Game

5v5 soccer dribbling game is more of a realistic setting to help focus on improving dribbling skills.
Drill Setup

  1. Create a grid that is 30X40 yards.
  2. Divide the players into two teams of 5 field players and one goalkeeper.
  3. Create a goal on each goal line, or use two Pugg Goals on each end line.
Drill Instructions

  1. Players play a 5v5 game with the restriction that the attacking player with the ball must first beat a defender before he can pass or shoot.
  2. This restriction will encourage attackers to dribble and take on defenders.
Drill Variations

  • Remove all of the restrictions and play a standard 5v5 game.
Drill Coaching Points

  • Encourage players to take on defenders.
  • Remind players to make a good approach, change direction and change pace.
  • Players must make decisions to dribble, pass or shoot.


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