This session will put a stop to wasted chances up front. It allows your players to experiment with their technique and get used to hitting the target with a snap shot or when finishing off a move. MORE
Dribbling game for U7s
You want players to develop their individual skills as early as possible so they start giving your players vital ingredients that make a fabulous team. Lionel Messi was already a stand out player at 7 because he loved dribbling the ball on his way to and from school – then he went out in the garden and dribbled some more.
- Set up a 12 yard square area with a halfway line and a goal at one end. Split players into three groups of three. Number the players 1, 2 and 3 in each group.
- In their groups, players start in one half of the area passing the ball to each other. As they play, they are listening out for the coach to call a number that they must react to. Make sure the players are passing the ball around.
- When you call their number, the players dribble the ball into the other half of the area.
- Once in the other half, players must get into the shooting position and get a shot on target.
To help your under 7 players develop the skills they need to take part in this game, use this dribbling activity for U7s from EasiCoach Soccer Skills Activities.