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Youth Soccer Dribbling Drills

Soccer dribbling drills are critical to mastering the art of dribbling. Dribbling is one of the essential skills in soccer and is useful in taking on defenders, maintaining possession, or reducing pressure.

Dribbling is one of the first skills coaches should teach players at an early age.

Purpose of Dribbling in Soccer

  • Players can dribble to space to maintain possession.
  • Players can take on defenders to advance the ball towards the opponent's goal.
  • Players can dribble to releave pressure by creting time and space.

Soccer Dribbling Requires

  • Good footwork
  • Command of the ball at all times
  • Ability to change direction
  • Good with all parts of the foot (inside, outside, bottom, top, shoelaces, etc.)
  • Good with both feet
  • Proper touch (not too hard, not too soft)

Youth Youth Soccer Dribbling Drills Coaching Points and Techniques

Here are a few coaching points to focus on when coaching dribbling drills:

  • Low center of gravity.
  • Keep arms up and out for balance.
  • Keep the head and eyes up. The eyes should not be on the ball.
  • Scan the field as you are dribbling. This will improve your vison and awareness.
  • Dribble with the shoelaces when dribbling.
  • Keep the ball close in pressure and away from you in space.
  • Dribble with confidence.
  • When taking players on, get to the space behind the defender.
  • Use your body to protect the ball.
  • Change of speed and change of pace to lose the defender.
  • Accelerate once you have beat the defender.
  • Don't do too many moves, or attempt to beat the same defender multiple times.

Browse the Latest Soccer Dribbling Drills

1v1 Attacking and Reaction Drill new

Chris Johnson 77 Views Rating 0 (0 Reviews)
This 1v1 soccer attacking drill focuses on the attacker making quick faints, a change of direction, and a burst of speed while causing the defender to react quickly to the attacker's movements.

Figure Eight Dribbling Drill

Chris Johnson 91,321 Views Rating 3.97 (31 Reviews)
The Figure Eight soccer dribbling drill is a good change to weaving in and out of cones and is great for dribbling with the inside and outside of the foot.

Zig-Zag Dribbling Drill

Chris Johnson 48,701 Views Rating 3.28 (18 Reviews)
The Zig-Zag soccer dribbling drill focuses on dribbling with speed with the inside, the outside, and the bottom of the foot.

T-Cone Dribbling Drill

Chris Johnson 121,744 Views Rating 3.19 (16 Reviews)
The T-Cone soccer dribbling drill focus on controlled touches, turns, and fitness.

Catch Me If You Can

Chris Johnson 163,368 Views Rating 3.48 (25 Reviews)
This soccer dribbling drill will focus on dribbling with speed as the players race to catch the other player.

6 vs 4 Team Training Numbers

Chris Johnson 104,510 Views Rating 3.47 (19 Reviews)
This 6 vs 4 team training drill focuses on passing and team play. The 6v4 soccer game is great finish to a passing training session.

7v7 Scrimmage

Chris Johnson 97,738 Views Rating 4.4 (5 Reviews)
It's always good to finishing a soccer training session with a 7 vs. 7 scrimmage to focus on team play.

1v1 Diamond Shooting Drill

Chris Johnson 339,650 Views Rating 4.3 (10 Reviews)
Spice up your shooting combination drill by finishing with a 1v1 to goal. Add a fun little twist, and the kids love it.

Alien Tag Soccer Game

Chris Johnson 264,549 Views Rating 4.27 (11 Reviews)
Alien tag is a great Under 4 soccer game for 3 and 4 year olds. Your kids will like flying around and crashing in their spaceship.

Clean Your Room

Chris Johnson 323,996 Views Rating 3.89 (122 Reviews)
The clean your room soccer defending and dribbling drill is a fun game for younger players.