I was asked how to get a team of U6s passing more because they hang on to the ball for as long as possible, hurrying towards the opposition goal, but inevitably lose it. Because they are new to the game they see goalscoring as the main purpose of playing the game.
One way to encourage them that passing can be fun is to arrange groups of four or five players and ask them to exchange five passes quicker than the other teams.
You can also create a game where every player has to touch the ball before the team can shoot.
Watch how different teams will use different tactics – most will touch the ball as quickly as possible in the same area before running to attack the goal, others will pass as they run at goal. However, they do it, I can assure you they will have fun.
And fun after all, is why we are here.
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