This game encourages supporting and movement off the ball as well as making sure players learn how to deal with the basics of passing and receiving. After making a pass you will often see players standing still and admiring their work, you will also see players struggling to create good supporting angles for the player with the ball. MORE
Dribble with the ball and shoot (U11 activity)
Dribble with the ball and shoot
DRIBBLE AND SHOOT
“Keep the ball in front of you” • “Good first touch” • “Accuracy over power” • “Use a turning skill”
Set up a 15 x 15 yards area split into a dribbling area of 7 yards and a shooting area of 8 yards. You need a normal goal and two target goals at one end.
Split your players into pairs. When you say “go”, the first player in each pair dribbles to the line, turns using a stop turn, dribbles back to the start line then turns again and dribbles back to the line.
The second part of the continues from the line – players run on and shoot at the main goal. Give them two touches and 10 seconds to hit the goal.
Give 5 points for scoring and 5 points for scoring in the main goal. If it goes in one of the side cone goals give 1 point, and no points for a miss.
Once players are confident, turn the activity into a race to see which of the three groups can score the most points in 1 minute.
How many players do I need?
We used six players in this activity.