Pirate Treasure Dribbling Game

This soccer dribbling game is designed for young players ages 3-8. The Pirate Treasure Dribbling Game will focus on young players dribbling skills and is great fun for the kids.

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Soccer Dribbling Game - Pirate Treasure


  1. Create a grid about 30X30. 
  2. Set up about 10 tall cones (the treasure) along one side of the grid. 
  3. On the opposite side have each player (the pirates) start with a ball. 
  4. 2-3 players start in the grid with an alternate color jersey on. They are defending the treasure (tall cones) along the side of the grid.


  1. On the coaches command, the pirates attempt to dribble past the defenders to take the treasure.
  2. To take the treasure the players must knock down the cone with the ball.
  3. Once they have knocked down the cone they must pick up the cone and take it back to their starting point while dribbling the ball.
  4. If the pirates lose the ball by the defenders, they must start back over at the original starting point.

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  • Reduce or increase the size of the grid and/or the number of defenders based on age, skill level, and the number of kids.

Coaching Points

  • Keep the ball close and in control.
  • Pick head up while dribbling so they can see where the defenders are.
  • Dribblers should explode past the defenders and dribble with speed.

Equipment Required

  • Disc Cones
  • 9" Tall Cones

Drill Target Ages

  • U4, U-4, Under 4, 4 and Under
  • U5, U-5, Under 5, 5 and Under
  • U6, U-6, Under 6, 6 and Under
  • U7, U-7, Under 7, 7 and Under
  • U8, U-8, Under 8, 8 and Under

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Soccer Drill Titled: Pirate Treasure Dribbling Game
Tagged: Soccer Dribbling Game - Pirate Treasure
Published by: Chris Johnson
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