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!

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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.

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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.

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Soccer Drill Titled: Ouch!
Tagged: U6, u8, soccer drill, fun soccer drill, free soccer drill, youth soccer drill, dribbling
Published by: Chris Johnson
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