Chase the Rabbit Drill
Chase the Rabbit Drill

Soccer: Chase the Rabbit Drill

Pat Aitken

This drill will help your team develop endurance, feinting ability, passing accuracy and combination passing. They accomplish this by attempting to hit a designated “rabbit” with a ball.  The rabbit tries to elude them, forcing the players to communicate and pass in order to make a hit.

Setting Up
Create a 30-by-40-yard rectangle using markers. Divide players into three equal teams, wearing different-colored vests. Identify one “rabbit” from each team with special clothing, such as a hat. Give each team two balls.

Running the Drill
On your signal, the players move randomly around the field.

Each time a team hits an opposing team's rabbit below the waist, they get a point. The rabbits try to avoid being hit by changing speed and directions.

Teams must communicate and pass the ball to set up a hit on a rabbit. The first team to score 10 points or the team scoring the most points in 15 minutes is the winner.

1. Joe Luxbacher, Soccer Practice Games, 3rd Edition, Human Kinetics Publishers, 2010.
2. Scott Carlson, Youth Soccer Drills: Shooting, Passing, Skills, Small-Sided and more [Kindle Edition], Amazon Digital Services, 2010.

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