I have been looking through my curriculum for the youngest age group Under7- Under 8 to help out some parent coaches that have come to me for advise as they had volunteered to take they younger age groups next season. A couple of them asked how I’d kick things off, and I thought I’d share... MORE
Dribble and change direction with the ball (U13 game)
BALL CONTROL 3
Dribble and change direction with the ball
DRIBBLE AND AVOID PLAYERS
“Keep your eyes on the ball” • “Look up to see where the cone is” • “Look up often as you dribble” • “Anticipate the pass”
Set up a 10 x 10 yards area and place three training poles or cones 2 or 3 yards apart. Arrange your players into two groups. Two balls work simultaneously.
This session is about running with the ball under control, changing direction and passing.
The players must dribble between the first two poles facing then back between the second and third poles in order to make a pass to the opposite team.
Get your players to run with the ball out of their feet and then slow down in order to change direction. The practice is repeated for a set time period.
How many players do I need?
You need at least six players for this game to run smoothly.
When and where to pass.
Good first touch.