If you want your players to beat defenders with style, run this session. Getting young players to dribble and beat their opponent in 1v1 situations is vital to getting behind the opposition defence and creating goalscoring chances. MORE
Split the players into two teams. One team starts in the middle and one team goes to an end zone.
The team in the middle are the zombies and in order to bite a player they have to keep their ball close and within touching distance when they tag a runner with their hand.
The players without a ball have to go from end zone to end zone without being bitten by the zombies.
Once a runner is bitten they turn into a zombie and get a ball from the side of the area.
See who can be the last runner to get bitten.
Dribbling at pace, change of direction, disguise, attacking space.
Area: 40×30 yards with 5 yard end zones
Players: 12, 2 teams of 6
Equipment: 11 balls
What To Call Out
“Zombies!” – to get the game started
“You’ve been bitten”
“Stay inside the grid”
Fewer zombies than runners will make it harder at the start.
You can also use smaller balls to increase skill levels or add specific gates that runners must escape through.
Have fun, don’t get bitten.