Soccer / Ball Control

Numbers Drill

A dribbling and ball control soccer drill that reinforces the age-old lesson of keeping your head up when you move with the soccer ball. Soccer players line up behind each other and then dribble full speed toward each cone that is lined up diagonally from each other in a staggered path.

Each player in line waits for the player in front of them to reach the first cone before going themselves.

Once they reach the cone they use their inside foot closest to the cone to stop the ball and protect it is as they turn with the ball in the other direction to attack the next cone.

The cones act as defenders and this soccer drill helps improve ball protection skills as well as teaching players to keep their heads up when they dribble.