There has been a lot of talk lately about the lack of dribblers in the top leagues around the world – which is why players like Neymar are so expensive. Ignore the parents shouts of GET RID and get your players dribbling. MORE
Place a large cone or pole at one end of each channel. The players are divided into two teams and start at the opposite end.
The first player dribbles a ball up the channel, around the cone, and back to their team mates.
The starting player then links arms with the second player on their team and they dribble the ball up the channel, around the cone, and back to their team mates.
Each time an extra player joins the chain gang until all the players are in the chain.
The whole team must negotiate the course and the turn without breaking and keeping their ball under control.
If at any time the chain breaks they must start again from the line without adding an extra link.
Teamwork, strength, balance.
Area: 40×30 yards divided into two 40×15 yard
Players: 12, 2 teams of 6
Equipment: Cones, 2 balls
What To Call Out
“Keep the ball close”
“Don’t break the chain”
All players have to dribble a ball with them when they join the chain.
Play best of three or five races and change the starting player as they must work harder.