...Dribbling Soccer Drills

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The following are soccer drills that help soccer players develop good dribbling skills.  Team
competitiveness inspired by these dribbling drills will make players work harder to improve.
dribbling soccer drills
Dribbling Soccer Drills:  The Beehive
Mark out a 20 yard x 20 yard square with cones.  Each soccer player dribbles their own soccer ball inside
the square using dribbling and foot skills to avoid other players. The idea of this soccer drill is to maintain
control and dribble with the inside and outside of the foot, while stopping and changing direction and speed.

Dribbling Soccer Drills: Attack & Protect
Mark out a 20 yard x 20 yard square with cones. Each soccer player dribbles their own soccer ball inside
the square using dribbling and foot skills to avoid other players, while trying to kick other players’ soccer
balls out of the square (all while protecting their own soccer ball).

Dribbling Soccer Drills: King of the Ring
Mark out a 20 yard x 20 yard square with cones.  Each soccer player dribbles their own soccer ball inside
the square using dribbling and foot skills to avoid other players, except for one player who is “it.”  Soccer
players with balls try and avoid having their ball kicked out of the square by the player who is “it.”  Rotate
the “it” player by making the person whose ball was knocked out, to become the new “it” player.

Dribbling Soccer Drills: One-on-One
Divide soccer players into pairs with one soccer ball in a  5’ x 10” rectangle marked out by cones on the four
corners.  One player is on defense, while the other soccer player is on offense.  The object of this soccer
drill is for the offensive soccer player to use foot skills to dribble to and touch one of the cones in front of
him or her with the soccer ball, while the other player on defense tries to prevent this by blocking and
knocking the ball away.  Players take turns being on offense and defense.

Dribbling Soccer Drills: Shadow Dribbling
Divide soccer players into pairs with each player having a soccer ball.  One soccer player becomes the
leader and dribbles the soccer ball around, while the second player becomes a follower and shadows the
lead player (dribbling, also). This soccer drill should teach soccer players ball control, to keep their heads
up, while encouraging creative foot skills and dribbling.  Players should use the inside and outside of the
foot, change directions and speed.  Alternate leaders and followers on the shadow dribbling soccer drill.
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