5v5 Dribbling Game

This 5v5 soccer dribbling game is more of a realistic setting to help focus on improving dribbling skills. Because of a large number of players, players are forced to make decisions to dribble, pass, or shoot.

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5v5 Soccer Dribbling Practice Game


  1. Create a grid that is 30X40 yards.
  2. Divide the players into two teams of 5 field players and 1 goalkeeper.
  3. Create a goal on each goal line, or use two Pugg Goals on each end line.


  1. Players play a 5v5 game with the restriction that the attacking player with the ball must first beat a defender before he can pass or shoot.
  2. This restriction will encourage attackers to dribble and take on defenders.

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  • Remove all of the restrictions and play a standard 5v5 game.

Coaching Points

  • Encourage players to take on defenders.
  • Remind players to make a good approach, change direction and change pace.
  • Players must make decisions to dribble, pass or shoot.


Equipment Required

  • Disc Cones
  • Scrimmage Pennies/Vests
  • Soccer Practice or Training Balls
  • Full Size Goal

Drill Target Ages

  • U9, U-9, Under 9, 9 and Under
  • U10, U-10, Under 10, 10 and Under
  • U11, U-11, Under 11, 11 and Under
  • U12, U-12, Under 12, 12 and Under
  • U13, U-13, Under 13, 13 and Under
  • U14, U-14, Under 14, 14 and Under
  • U15, U-15, Under 15, 15 and Under
  • U16, U-16, Under 16, 16 and Under
  • U17 and Older

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Soccer Drill Titled: 5v5 Dribbling Game
Tagged: 5v5 Soccer Dribbling Practice Game
Published by: Chris Johnson
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