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Free Dribbling Drills for 8-year-old kids

Dribbling Drills – Hexagon Dribbling

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DESCRIPTION
• players with the ball dribble around a cone in the middle and make a pass and follow it to a player on the outside as shown
• next player repeats the sequence

VARIATION
• players must perform a specific move in front of a cone in the middle
• vary shape of grid depending on the group size
• adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group if necessary

COACHING POINTS
• agility and balance
• change of speed & direction
• close control
• communication
• weight of pass
• accuracy

 

Dribbling Drills – 1vs1 Goal Target Player 2

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DESCRIPTION
• players try to dribble around the opponent and score by passing it through the cone goal to the target player
• direction of play changes if a goal is scored, ball goes out of bounds or the defender wins the ball
• players cannot score on same target twice in a row
• switch roles after 2-3 minutes

VARIATION
• play 2v2, 3v3 etc.
• players lose possession automatically if they stand still or dribble backwards
• receiving player switches role with pass giver
• adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

COACHING POINTS
• deception
• set up defender
• protect the ball
• vision
• close control
• agility and balance
• change of direction and speed
• weight of pass
• accuracy
• disguise

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