EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS SOCCER COACHES

Make poke tackles in a 1v1 (U8 game)

DEFENDING 4

Make poke tackles in a 1v1

WIN THE BALL

“See the ball with an opponent” • “Try to get the ball” • “Use any part of the foot”

Set up a 20 x 20 yards area and give every player a ball. One player must run around and try to kick the balls away.

The player should use a poke tackle to kick the ball not a sliding tackle or be physical in any way.

The chaser must get up close to the player with the ball and kick it out of play.

You may want to have two or three players who kick the balls away so the game is a quick one. You can get the players who lose the ball to help with the tackling.

How many players do I need?

We used six players in the game.

Game play

Encourage players to press and tackle.
Good fun for all.
Praise winning the ball.

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