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Free Possession Drills for 5-year-old kids

Possession Drills – Team Steal

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DESCRIPTION
• one team starts to dribble with 2-3 balls less than # of players
• players try to win and maintain possession
• team with most balls in their possession at the end wins
• alternate team that starts with the balls

VARIATION
• vary number of balls
• adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group if necessary

COACHING POINTS

Attacking:
• deception
• set up defender
• change of speed & direction
• protect the ball
• close control
• angle, distance and timing of support
• vision
• decision making
• verbal and visual communication

Defending:
• angle and distance of cover
• intercept pass
• track recovery runs
• changing role of pressure and cover
• visual and verbal communication
• angle and speed of approach
• body shape, balance, and foot positioning
• control and restraint
• delay and channel

 

Possession Drills – Target Players 11

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DESCRIPTION
• 2 teams play 4v4
• each team has a target player positioned in each zone
• team score by passing to their target player who then must pass to a third player on the same team
• opposing player in target zone prevents other player from receiving or completing a pass

VARIATION
• teams can only score if their target player can control a lofted pass
• adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

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

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