Four Sides

Set Up:

  • A 20×20 yard area. Players in the area with a ball each.


  • To focus on dribbling, changing direction, change in speed and awareness.


  • Label each side of the square a different name (let players choose favorite objects such as food, characters, colors etc), players start by dribbling in the area when the coach calls a side all players must go to that side as quick as they can. The last player to the line must perform 10 top taps.

Key Points:

  • Small touches to keep the ball under control.
  • Turn quickly when you hear a side called.
  • Use different parts of the foot to dribble/turn.
  • When going quickly, just kick and run, push ball a yard or 2 out in front to keep it under control.