3 essential dribbling drills


Improving your dribbling can drastically improve your overall game. Incremental improvement happens every single time you touch the ball, but the increments are very small. It takes hours, months, years of time and effort to truly master it. I know that sounds daunting, but you have to realize that on your road to ball mastery, you will consistently be gaining an advantage over most players. Most players will not put in the reps that you will to become great at the skill. Even if you are not quite a master yet, you will still be better than most players you face.


the drills


Cone Weave

  • Set up 3 - 10 cones in a straight line about one step apart
  • Dribble through cones
  • Vary your technique after every rep

Minefield Drill

  • Scatter as many cones as you want randomly about one step apart
  • Dribble through cones as fast as possible while staying under control
  • Avoid hitting the “mines”

Cone Weave with Speed

  • Set up 3 - 10 cones in a straight line about three steps apart
  • Dribble through cones as fast as possible
  • Keep the ball close to your foot

Dribbling Challenge

  • Create an obstacle course incorporating multiple drills
  • Finish the course with a shot on goal
  • Time yourself and focus on constantly improving your time

Check out this video to see the drills in action: