This soccer dribbling drill is a fun game to practice turning with the ball. Players will work together in teams and compete for possession of the ball. Players must dribble the ball into the end zone, make a turn, and dribble the ball back into the grid to score a point..
Dribble Drill: Turning With The Ball
Set up The Drill
To set up the drill, make a 30×30 meter grid and create two ‘end zones’ at either side of the grid. Next, divide players into two teams of 5/6 and prepare one soccer ball. Now the game can begin.
Teams will compete for possession of the ball. Players must work together with their team mates to keep possession of the ball by passing, dribbling, turning, and running into space. To score a point, a player must dribble the ball into the end zone, make a turn, and dribble the ball back into the grid. After 15/20 minutes, stop the game and the team with the most points is the winner.
Instead of two end zones, make 4 end zones, one at each end of the grid. Make it a rule that in order to win, a team must score a point in all 4 end zones.
To help players get the most out of this drill, be sure to tell them the following coaching points.
- Keep your head and be aware of what’s around you.
- Find the easiest end zone to attack.
- Spread out and move into space. Everything is easier with space!
- Must to correct execution of a turn (drag back, hook turns) in the end zone to score a point.