soccer warm-up for ball movement and team support
|Try this soccer warm-up to coaching
sessions with all ages of players - from six to 16 - and they will all love it! It is
Young children really like playing games that involve adults and as there's no physical contact in Handball, mums and dads can join in too. I've found that mixing mums/dads and players in games like this is good for team bonding and makes for a good, fun start to a session.
Objective: improving off the ball movement, support play, quick passing and communication.
Set-up: Handball is played in teams of four to six on a small football pitch with a goal at each end. About 30 yards long by 20 yards wide is good for 10-year-olds.
Put your teams in bibs (pennies) to aid identification.
How to play
Points are scored by throwing the ball into the other team's goal.
Alternatively, teams score by throwing the ball to a team mate who is stationed on an end line.
Tip: allow very young children to take a limited number of steps with the ball.
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