Dribbling is the key to unlocking an opponents defence creating space to score goals either by crossing to a team mate or shooting themselves. Beating a man with a quick drop of the shoulder or with tight control is fantastic to watch not only with the top players but also with your own players – but the skill takes practice. 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.