Warm-Up For Passing and Dribbling

By Lawrence Fine, Author of the FineSoccer Coaching Bible.

Welcome to the FineSoccer Drills Newsletter. Today’s featured activity is a warm up that works on short passing, turning while receiving the ball, dribbling, turning off the dribble and longer passes.

Start with server with a ball and a player 30 yards away (in this example, there is only one server and one player but you would have many going at the same time in a team training session). There should also be a line 15 halfway between the server and player.

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The player checks to the ball and the server passes it so Continue reading

Dribbling and Awareness Small-Sided Game

By Lawrence Fine, Author of the FineSoccer Coaching Bible.

Welcome to the FineSoccer Drills Newsletter. Today’s featured activity is a game that works on dribbling and awareness.

Start with a 30 x 30 grid with flags 10 yard on the outside of each corner.

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Players are in teams of 3’s inside the grid and each player has Continue reading

Dribbling and Passing Warm-Up Game

By Lawrence Fine, Author of the FineSoccer Coaching Bible.

Welcome to the FineSoccer Drills Newsletter. Today’s featured activity is a dribbling and passing warm up game.

Start with 15-18 players in a big circle (40 yard diameter) with a small square (5 x 5) in the middle

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Start with one player having a ball. This player dribbles into Continue reading

Dribbling and Flair

Welcome to the FineSoccer Drills Newsletter.  Today’s featured activity works on dribbling, shielding and flair.

Start with a 25 yard in diameter circle.  Groups of 2’s are in the circle with one being on offense and the other being on defense.  There are players on the outside of the circle with balls.


The offensive players (in this case the black jerseys) check to Continue reading

Playing and Receiving a Long Ball

Welcome to the FineSoccer Drills Newsletter.  Today’s featured activity works on playing a long ball, receiving a long ball, dribbling toward goal, shooting, goalkeeping and fitness

Start with two small line of players on one sideline (one line with balls), 30-40 yards from goal.

Opposite them is another line of players.  A keeper is in goal.


The first player with a ball drives a ball cross field to the Continue reading

Small-Sided Game for Shooting and Goalkeeping

Welcome to the FineSoccer Drills Newsletter.  Today’s featured activity works on dribbling, passing, shooting and goalkeeping.

Start with two goals set up 40 yards apart.  There is a keeper in each goal and 2 mannequins in the middle yards apart (if you don’t have a mannequin, corner flags, coaching sticks or, if necessary cones will work. There are 2 lines of players with balls 5 yards to the opposite side of each goal.

To start, the first player in each line dribbles at the near Continue reading