It is important for young players to recognise when the ball is passed to them by looking up at all times giving them more chance to control the ball MORE
U8s pre-match activity
Under 8s usually turn up to matches highly charged and in a state of great excitement, but any hanging around in rain or cold or just generally having to wait for the game to start brings them down to earth with a bang and so they have to be charged back up again!
The way I keep their interest levels high is to have a couple of warm ups or games ready to use with them so that by the time the match kicks off they are switched on to what they have to do.
One of the best sessions to use before a game to get players brains switched on to the match ahead is this U8s activity.