Passing and dribbling

A simple series of drills that will improve your players dribbling and passing skills. Can be used as a warm up or in the technical phase of a soccer coaching session.

Suitable for all ages

Passing and dribbling1. PASSING AND DRIBBLING I

Set Up

Using four cones, mark out a 10 x 12-yard field. passing and dribbling 1
Place another cone in the center of each endline.
Station one player at each center cone; the remaining players form two lines, one at each slalom course.

Sequence

In this exercise, the corner cones are unoccupied.
The following technique exercise runs simultaneously on both sides: The first player in the group dribbles her football through the slalom course and passes diagonally from the last cone back to the player on the endline. This player passes the ball to the next player in line, etc.
All players follow their passes to their next positions.

Focus On

  • Practicing dribbling
  • Accurate passes over short distances
  • Combining dribbling and passing as the situation requires.

passing and dribbling2. PASSING AND DRIBBLING II

Set Up

Setup is the same as Exercise 1.

Sequence

Players dribble through the slalom and pass diagonally back to the endline.

The player on the endline passes diagonally forwards to the cone at the far end of the near sideline.

All players follow their passes to their next positions.

Focus On

  • Practicing dribbling
  • Accurate passes over short and long distances
  • Combining dribbling and passing as the situation requires

passing and dribbling3. PASSING AND DRIBBLING III

Set Up

Setup is the same as Exercise 1.

Sequence

Like Exercise 2, except now, after the second diagonal pass, the player at the corner cone kicks a square pass along the endline (to the other group). passing and dribbling 3

As above, all players follow their passes to their next positions.

Focus On

  • Practicing dribbling
  • Accurate passes over short and long distances
  • Combining dribbling and passing as the situation requires