Wickets is a simple and fun warm-up activity. It is primarily used for younger players, but can also be used for any age group.

Wickets Soccer Drill


  • Designate a playing area with cones.
  • You can also use the 18 yard box.


  • Half of the players hold a ball in their hands and spread their legs to form a “wicket”. They should spread out around the area.
  • The other half of the players each have a ball. They need to dribble around the area and pass the ball through the numerous wickets.
  • Each successful pass through a wicket is one point. Players should keep count of their points.
  • After 1 minute, have players switch roles.

Coaching Tips

  • Make sure players keep their heads up and the ball close while dribbling.
  • Challenge players to beat their previous score.
  • See who has the highest score and challenge all players to beat that score.