This is a game to get all of your players scoring goals, so that your team is not relying on just one or two players. If you score goals from every position on the pitch your success will be guaranteed. 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.