EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FOR GRASSROOTS SOCCER COACHES

Dribble with the ball and shoot (U11 activity)

ATTACKING 2

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.

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