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Free Dribbling Drills for 8-year-old kids

Dribbling Drills – Greetings Game

Greetings Game

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• players dribble inside the playing area
• when coach calls out way of greetings which each player then has to carry out with others: high fives (one or two hands), shake hands, shoulder to shoulder, back to back, elbow to elbow, foot to foot

• specify how players must dribble (left or right foot, inside or outside foot etc.)
• start activity without balls as a warm up
• adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group if necessary

• head up
• awareness
• communication
• change of speed & direction
• protect the ball
• vision
• close control
• soft touch


Dribbling  Drills – Hunter 1

Hunter 1

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• one team holds the designated taggers
• when coach calls out a number, the player with that number leaves his ball behind, runs into the other grid and attempts to tag a player of the opposing team
• once a player is tagged, the tagger retunrs to his grid
• repeat sequence
• switch roles
• the team that has all its players tag a player from the other grid the fastest wins

• set a time limit for the tagger to tag another player (i.e. 15 sec.)
• the tagger must dribble his ball into the other grid and attempts to tag another player with control of the ball
• the tagger must tag two players before he can return to his grid
• adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

• attack open space
• agility and balance
• deception
• set up defender
• change of speed & direction
• vision

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