Dribbling

A simple dribbling game

This is a simple dribbling race that, at first glance, doesn't seem to be very interesting but children of all ages love it and my ...

The Maradona game

Objective: To encourage flair and dribbling ability. Age group: U7s and upwards. Set up: Create a 40x30 yards area with a goal at each end ...

Compound

Objective: To improve ball dribbling skills. Age group: U7s to U10s. This is how to set the game up: Set out quite a large area ...

Turn the cone!

Objective: To improve ball dribbling skills. Age group: U7s to U10s. This is how to set the game up: Set out quite a large area ...

I need a doctor!

"I Need a Doctor!" is a fun game for six to eight-year-olds. It improves their co-ordination, dribbling skills and ability to make decisions. Set-up: Create ...

Run the gauntlet

Objective: To practise dribbling and passing skills. Age group: U5s to U9s. Number of players: Whole team, divided into three teams. Equipment: Several balls (eight ...

Dribble, turn, dribble, turn

Objective: To improve dribbling skills and learn two simple turns. Age group: U6s to U8s. How to play: Players have a ball each and spread ...

Robin Hood (revisited)

This is a simple game that works on a variety of techniques. In its basic form, it is a good way to practise basic dribbling ...

How to teach dribbling

Dribbling is, perhaps, the most important skill a player can have or work on. Your children will put opposition players out of the game by ...

Wrestlemania

Have all team members choose a partner. Use markers to define a playing area about the size of a centre circle or smaller if you ...

Speed dribbling

Here is an activity that works on speed dribbling and also getting the ball under control after dribbling with speed. Start with a 40-yard field ...

Long shot

This is my U9s favourite game to play at end of football practice. It is definitely a "warm down" type of activity but the kids ...

Explode!

This game requires every player to have a football. You should have as many cones as players Set up: The cones are placed an equal ...

Circle, dribble, tag!

PURPOSE To develop dribbling skills with subtle defensive pressure. LEVEL Advanced beginner, intermediate EQUIPMENT Two soccer balls and four game markers for every six players ...