Soccer Dribbling Drills

As a youth soccer coach, dribbling drills are some of the most important types of soccer drills to incorporate into your soccer practices. Soccer players that have exceptional ball control have an excellent chance to play at the elite levels.Therefore providing practices and development curriculum that includes a big emphasis on ball control and dribbling fundamentals is critical to the development of young soccer players. The soccer drills listed below range from U6 to U16 age level players and it is up to the coach to decide which ones are appropriate for their team (based on their skill level). Finding drills that work on ball control with the inside, outside, top, and bottom of the foot are a good idea. There are a lot of these drills in which you, as the coach, can dictate which skill and part of the foot the drill should be executed with. Even some of the very basic drills can be challenging if you require the players to execute it using a specific dribbling skill. For the younger age levels find drills where you can have players work on toe taps, pull-backs, and basic touches. As they get older and more experienced they can start working on using the outside of their foot and performing the dribbling drills at higher speeds.

1 vs 1 Turn and Shoot Soccer Drill

1 vs 1 Turn and Shoot

1 vs 1 Drills | Dribbling Drills | Small Sided Games
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Double Goals Soccer Activity

Double Goals

Passing Drills | Dribbling Drills | Offensive Drills | Small Sided Games | Attacking Drills
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Soccer Dribbling Exercise - Inside Outside Touches with Both Feet

Inside and Outside Touches (Both Feet)

Dribbling Drills
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Attack the cone dribbling skills

Attack the cone Dribbling Skills

Dribbling Drills | Warm Up Drills | Turning Drills
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Dribbling Endzones - Small Sided Soccer Game

Dribbling Endzones

Dribbling Drills | Small Sided Games
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Bobby Burling demonstrating the chop, soccer turning technique

Turning Exercise: The Chop

Dribbling Drills
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Multi Team Endzone Soccer Activity

Multi Team Endzone Soccer

Dribbling Drills | Passing Drills | Possession Drills | Small Sided Games | Offensive Drills
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The Cryuff, soccer turning exercise

Turning Exercise: The Cruyff

Dribbling Drills
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Gatekeepers - Soccer Dribbling Activity

Gatekeepers - Soccer Dribbling Activity

Dribbling Drills | Small Sided Games
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Get in the Zone! Soccer Dribbling Activity

Get in the Zone!

Dribbling Drills | 1 vs 1 Drills | Shooting Drills | Small Sided Games
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First Touch: Receiving Ball with Outside of Foot

First Touch: Receiving Ball with Outside of Foot

Dribbling Drills | First Touch | Passing Drills
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1v1 to 4 Goal & 4 Gates Soccer Game

1 vs 1 to 4 Goal & 4 Gates Game

Dribbling Drills | 1 vs 1 Drills | Offensive Drills | Defending Drills | Small Sided Games
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High Tempo 2 vs 2 Soccer Game

Tempo 2 vs 2 to Goal

Dribbling Drills | Attacking Drills | Defending Drills | 2 vs 2 Drills | Small Sided Games
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Controlled Craziness - U8 soccer dribbling drill

Controlled Craziness

Dribbling Drills | Small Sided Games
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Toe Taps in Box

Toe Taps in Box

Dribbling Drills | Warm Up Drills
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1 vs. 1 Ladder - 1 on 1 U8 soccer drill

1 vs. 1 Ladder

Dribbling Drills | 1 vs 1 Drills
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Corners

Corners

Passing Drills | Dribbling Drills | Attacking Drills | Defending Drills
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Four Square Dribbling Soccer Drill - Weave Variation

Four Square Dribbling Series - Soccer Dribbling Drill

Dribbling Drills | Warm Up Drills
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Tight Spaces - Soccer Dribbling Drill

Tight Spaces

Dribbling Drills
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2v2 + 2 Soccer Activity

2 vs. 2 Plus 2

Dribbling Drills | Passing Drills | Possession Drills | Small Sided Games
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Goals Goals Goals - Dribbling and Passing Soccer Game for U10

Goals Goals Goals

Dribbling Drills | Passing Drills | Small Sided Games
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15 x 10 yd 1 vs. 1 - Small Sided Dribbling Game

15 x 10 yd 1 vs. 1's to Goal

Dribbling Drills | Small Sided Games
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Crocs in the River - U6 Soccer Dribbling Activity

Crocs in the River - U6 Soccer Activity

Dribbling Drills | Small Sided Games
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Hospital Tag - U6 Soccer Activity

Hospital Tag - U6 Soccer Activity

Agility Drills | Small Sided Games | Dribbling Drills
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Go At Them 1 vs. 1 Soccer Activity

Go At Them!

1 vs 1 Drills | Dribbling Drills | Defending Drills | Offensive Drills | Small Sided Games
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Fill the Bucket - Soccer Relay Race for Young Players

Fill the Bucket

Dribbling Drills | Small Sided Games
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Empty the Bucket - Soccer Relay Race for Kids

Empty the Bucket

Dribbling Drills | Small Sided Games
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Shadow Defending Soccer Exercise

Shadow Defending

Defending Drills | 1 vs 1 Drills | Dribbling Drills | Offensive Drills | Small Sided Games
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Four Goals - small area soccer game for kids

Four Goals

Small Sided Games | Dribbling Drills
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Flying Changes Soccer Activity

Flying Changes

Offensive Drills | Defending Drills | Dribbling Drills
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Monster in the Middle! Soccer Activity

Monster in the Middle!

Passing Drills | Dribbling Drills | Shooting Drills | Possession Drills | Small Sided Games
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Freestyle Soccer Dribbling

Freestyle Dribbling

Dribbling Drills
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1 vs 1 Keeping Possession Soccer Activity

1 vs 1 Keeping Possession

1 vs 1 Drills | Possession Drills | Offensive Drills | Defending Drills | Dribbling Drills
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Bobby Burling doing lateral rolls with soccer ball

Dribbling Exercise: Lateral Rolls

Dribbling Drills
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Control Burst Dribbling Relay

Control Burst Dribbling Relay

Dribbling Drills | Warm Up Drills | Agility Drills
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Forward and backward roll, soccer dribbling exercise

Forwards & Backwards Roll

Dribbling Drills
Bobby Burling playing for Colorado Rapids
31 x 20 4 vs. 4 Scrimmage - Soccer small sided game

31 x 20 4 vs. 4 Scrimmage

Dribbling Drills | Small Sided Games | Passing Drills
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All For One - Soccer Warm Up Dribbling Game

All For One - Warm Up Dribbling Game

Warm Up Drills | Small Sided Games | Dribbling Drills
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The pull back soccer turning skill

Turning Exercise: The Pull Back

Dribbling Drills
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Team Tag - U8 Soccer Activity

Team Tag

Dribbling Drills | Agility Drills | Small Sided Games
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1 vs. 1 to Small Goals Soccer Activity

1 vs. 1 to Small Goals

1 vs 1 Drills | Dribbling Drills | Shooting Drills | Attacking Drills | Small Sided Games
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Star Destroyers Dribbling Activity

Star Destroyers

Dribbling Drills | Small Sided Games
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1,2,3 Dribble - Soccer Dribbling Drill for Kids

1,2,3 Dribble

Dribbling Drills
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Triangle Tag Soccer Dribbling Activity

Triangle Tag

Dribbling Drills
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Back to Coach - U6 Soccer Activity

Back to Coach

Agility Drills | Warm Up Drills | Dribbling Drills
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3 Stations - Skills Session #1

3 Stations - Skills Session #1

Dribbling Drills | Shooting Drills | Passing Drills
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Soccer Dribbling Exercise to Improve Inside and Outside Touches

Inside and Outside Touches (One Foot)

Dribbling Drills
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Dribble Pass Relay

Dribble Pass Relay

Small Sided Games | Passing Drills | Dribbling Drills
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Bruce The Shark And Nemo Soccer Activity

Bruce the Shark and Nemo

Dribbling Drills | Offensive Drills | Defending Drills
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1 vs. 1 To Single Goal - U8 Soccer Drill

1 vs. 1 To Single Goal

Dribbling Drills | 1 vs 1 Drills
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1 vs. 1 Dribble Combat Activity

1 vs. 1 Dribble Combat

Dribbling Drills | Offensive Drills | Shooting Drills | Small Sided Games
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British Bulldog - Dribbling soccer drill / game for youth soccer players

British Bulldog

Small Sided Games | Dribbling Drills
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Robin Hood - U6 soccer dribbling game

Robin Hood

Dribbling Drills | Small Sided Games
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Coach Calls - Soccer Warm Up Drill

Coach Calls

Dribbling Drills | Warm Up Drills
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Dribbling Moves Soccer Activity

Dribbling Moves

Dribbling Drills | 1 vs 1 Drills
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20 x 10 2 vs. 2 - Small Sided Soccer Game for U8

20 x 10 2 vs. 2 - Small Sided Soccer Game

Dribbling Drills | Small Sided Games
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watch out for your partner - soccer dribbling drill for kids

Watch out for your Partner

Dribbling Drills
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Cut N Shoot

Cut N Shoot

Shooting Drills | Dribbling Drills
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Give & Take Warm Up Soccer Dribbling Drill

Give & Take Warm Up Drill

Dribbling Drills | Warm Up Drills
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Traffic Jam Youth Soccer Drill

Traffic Jam

Dribbling Drills
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