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Free Possession Drills for 8-year-old kids

Possession Drills – Making Runs

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DESCRIPTION
• teams score by making a pass through a goal and a teammate making a run to receive the ball as shown
• player must run around goal to receive the ball
• scoring team restarts play from goal that was just scored on
• team cannot score on same goal twice in a row

VARIATION
• player is allowed to run through goal to receive pass
• limited number of touches
• adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

COACHING POINTS
• weight of pass
• accuracy
• angle, distance and timing of support
• vision
• body position – open to field
• decision making
• verbal and visual communication

 

Possession Drills – King Of The Castle

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DESCRIPTION
• teams try to keep possession by throwing the ball to each other
• each team has a designated target player
• teams score one point by connecting 7 passes without losing possession and two points if the team’s target receives a pass
• players are allowed to take two or fewer steps with the ball
• change of possession is when a pass is intercepted, ball drops to ground or players takes too many steps
• players cannot wrestle the ball from opponent
• rotate target players

VARIATION
• play with 2 or 3 balls simultaneously
• players pass the ball with their feet
• players pass the ball by volleying (drop kicking) it to each other
• passer must call out the receiver’s name before making a pass
• teams score only by passing to the target player
• adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group if necessary

COACHING POINTS
• angle, distance and timing of support
• vision
• decision making
• verbal and visual communication
• weight of pass
• accuracy
• disguise
• first touch
• protect the king

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