Organization: Set out a 10 x 10 yard area. Group in pairs--one ball per pair. Create an "imaginary" line midway, using discs (or any object as a marker), on either side of the area. Position one player on each side of an imaginary line made by the discs.
Game Objective: Player #1 starts with the ball. Neither player is allowed to cross the imaginary line. Player #1 attempts to dribble to either of the discs before Player #2 touches the very SAME disc. Repeat practice with Player #2 in possession. To encourage feints, try doing the practice first without a ball, then with.
Progressions: Use a feint, dummy or a trick to deceive your opponent in aiding you to get to the disc first.Playing Tips:
- Close control
- Keep head up whenever possible
- Change of pace and direction
- Bend knees and drop shoulders
- Use feints and dummies
For more soccer tips check out the MLS Camps Web site.