Team Tactics Dribbling in the Attacking Third

This is a great team tactic dribbling drill that focuses on when and where to dribble in the attacking third.
Soccer Drill Diagram: Team Tactics Dribbling in the Attacking Third

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This is a great team tactic dribbling drill that focuses on when and where to dribble in the attacking third.


Drill Setup
  • This drill requires the attacking third of the field with a full size goal.
  • Split the team into 6 attackers, 6 defenders, a goalkeeper and a server.
  • The server will start around midfield with a supply of balls.
  • Defenders are instructed to play tight man-to-man defense.
Drill Instructions
  1. Attackers move to get free from their defender in order to receive a pass from the server.
  2. As the attacker receives the ball, they must immediately face his defender before dribbling.
  3. Their decision at this point should be
    1. take a shot if an opportunity exists.
    2. pass to a player in more advantageous spot.
    3. dribble to beat the defender.

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Drill Variations
  • Remove restrictions on the defenders.
Drill Coaching Points
  • Tight defense will create a risk in going forward, but a risk that must be taken in order to score.
  • Players work together to create space.
Decisions
  • Players should dribble in the offensive third when a shot or pass is not available.
  • Beat the defender and get to the space behind
  • There is no support.
Equipment
Drill Ages
  • 9 Years Old and Under
  • 10 Years Old and Under
  • 11 Years Old and Under
  • 12 Years Old and Under
  • 13 Years Old and Under
  • 14 Years Old and Under
  • 15 Years Old and Under
  • 16 Years Old and Under
  • 17 +
Soccer Drill Focus
  • Dribbling - Soccer Dribbling Drills
  • Attacking - Soccer Attacking Drills
Soccer Drill Titled: Team Tactics Dribbling in the Attacking Third
Tagged: dribbling in the attacking third, dribbling tactics, soccer dribbling tactics
Published by: Chris Johnson
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