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Free Dribbling Drills for 8-year-old kids

Dribbling Drills – Pair Scrimmage

Pair Scrimmage

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DESCRIPTION
• each team defends and attacks two cone goals
• each team consists of 2 pairs and play 4v4 (2 pairs waiting on the side line)
• teams score by dribbling through opponents cone goal
• after 5 minutes pairs are reshuffled and again play 4v4
• play multiple rounds
• each pair earns 3 points for a win and 1 point for a tie
• pair with best record wins

VARIATION
• three touch minimum for players
• teams score by passing through either cone goal of the opponent
• play with reg. goals and goalies
• 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
• set up defender
• change of speed & direction
• protect the ball
• vision
• close control

 

Dribbling Drills – Grand Explosion

Grand Explosion

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DESCRIPTION
• players dribble inside inner grid
• on coach’s command “Explode!” all players dribble around a cone of the outer grid and then return to the inner grid
• the last player to get back into the inner grid does 10 squad jumps, jumping jacks etc.

VARIATION
• specify how players must dribble (inside or outside of foot, left or right foot only etc.)
• players must swap balls before they leave the inner grid
• after coach’s command all players must perform a specific move before they can leave the inner grid
• players must perform a specific move in front of the cone of the outer grid and then return to the inner grid
• adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group if necessary

COACHING POINTS
• agility and balance
• contact surface of foot
• change of speed & direction
• vision
• close control

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