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Dribbling technique

Exercise Description: 

Area 8x8 - Players are in twos with one ball.

1. Warm-up (a) The ball starts in the middle of the square. Each player is on a cone (but not diagonal from each other) One player runs the middle and dribbles the ball to the opposite corner, turns, and comes back. As they move through the middle of the square, they put their foot on the ball to stop it.  The next player then goes, and so on.

Variation: When players dribble to the middle and put their foot on the ball, they can run to any vacant cone.

2. Warm-up (b) Player with the ball passes to partner and runs around t cones to the opposite corner.

3. The player receiving the ball takes a touch, moves diagonally to the opposite cone, and then passes to the teammate who has moved.

That player then runs around to the opposite cone and so on.

Intended outcome:

  • To improve ball control and dribbling technique that is not in isolation.

  • Improve energy levels​

  • Make it challenging

  • Encourage movement

  • Use inside, outside and the sole of your foot.

Variations: See left

Possible Performance Problems:

Players may lack the energy to execute turns with purpose

Be ready to focus - Teamwork

Keep scanning the area and visualize playing in a game.

Accept mistakes

Coach your teammates


Applaud good play

Be ready to pass or receive the ball


Be willing to move on the balls of your feet

Close ball control and quick feet

Scan the playing area

Decision making

Lift your head

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