Ouch!

This drill should be used with younger players (U6 and U8) to introduce dribbling, looking up and properly striking the ball ball at a target. And best of all, it's FUN!

Drill Rating 4.30 from 228 user votes. 414,714 Views

U6, u8, soccer drill, fun soccer drill, free soccer drill, youth soccer drill, dribbling


Setup

Build a grid 20X30 (may adjust if too large or small). Every player must be in the grid with a ball.

Instructions

The coach jogs around in the grid and players try to kick their balls and hit the coach. The players get a point each time they hit the coach. The coach should yell OUCH eah time they are hit to make the game FUN.

Variations

  • If the players are struggling to hit the coach, the coach should stop for a couple seconds to give the players a chance.
  • Use different parts of the foot: Inside, Instep, Right and Left foot.

Coaching Points

  • Encourage players to get their head up and look for the coaches while dribbling.
  • Make sure the players are striking the ball with the proper part of the foot.

Soccer Drill Focus

Soccer Drill Titled: Ouch!
Tagged: U6, u8, soccer drill, fun soccer drill, free soccer drill, youth soccer drill, dribbling
URL: https://www.soccerxpert.com/soccerdrills/id1224.aspx
Published by: Chris Johnson
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