Coaches Corner | Dribbling And Running With The Ball 2


PRACTICE ORGANIZATION

A 5 x 5 square/area with 6 cones inside in the shape of a triangle. Starting positions for each player is at opposite ends of the base of the triangle player in white must dribble through the cones while player in red and blue runs with the ball straight to the top cone of the triangle. On the coaches signal the players must try and catch each other

PURPOSE OF THE SESSION

This basic activity will develop player's ability to move quickly with the ball while keeping the ball under control. it involves fine and gross motor movements as well as introducing an assessing and tactical element.

PROGRESSION

Change the shape of the area

Allow the players two opportunities to reverse the direction of the play during the set playing time

COACHING POINTS

Smaller/lighter touches around corners and accelerate out with a slightly bigger/heavier touch

work clockwise and anti-clockwise

each player has two opportunities to turn that can be used at any time to catch their partner

AREAS OF DEVELOPMENT