EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FOR GRASSROOTS SOCCER COACHES

Dribble with the ball and turn with it (U14 game)

BALL CONTROL 3

Dribble with the ball and turn with it

TURN AND TURN AGAIN

“Keep glancing up so you can see where you are running” • “Watch your angles” • “Check where the ball is and cover passing lanes”

Set out a 10 x 10 yards square area with cones on the corners, one in the centre and a cone slightly to the left half way to the centre for each player to run around.

Players work in pairs from each corner cone. When you say “go”, the first player in each pair dribbles to, and around, the first cone, then dribbles on to the centre cone.

When the players get to the centre cone they stop the ball and turn and dribble back to the first cone.

At the first cone, the players pass to their partners who repeat the move.

The first players must return to the starting cone quickly so they are ready to receive a pass from their partner and take another turn.

How many players do I need?

We used eight players in this session.

Game play

Good first touch to get ball out from under their feet.
Turn with good technique.
Good weight on the pass.

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