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Counter Attacking - Dribbling (1002-P2) 

This Dribbling practice requires 25 x 25 square, 6-12 players each with a ball dribbling in the area. Players encouraged to be creative and try as many tricks and dribbles as they can
Duration: 15 minutes      Skill: Dribbling      Age Group: 5+
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Player Focus:
 
Individual Skills: Creativity - Technique - Lose Players - Possibly Pace

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P1: Target zones

Add 2 areas, where players must perform a different trick and with increased traffic closer control is encouraged

P2:Defending Player

Add a defender to add pressure to dribblers, so they must avoid each other as well as perform a dribble in area

P3: Passing Floater

With increased difficulty with added defender, a floater could act as a wall pass for dribblers under pressure

Touchtight Soccer Coaching Tips:

To develop dribbling as a skill, we must ensure players are comfortable without pressure, before adding these progressions. coaches may wish to focus on a specific dribble before or after allowing players to be expressive in trying new skills.
 
S - Depending on numbers the area can be reduced or increased in size, to alter difficulty based on player's ability 
T - Dribblers could be encouraged to get a certain number of dribbles in each area or within a certain time. i.e. 5 different dribbles or tricks in 30 seconds in each area.
E - Extra floaters can be added or number of balls reduced so players must lay ball off after dribble and become a passer.
P - With added defenders, dribblers challenge is increased and lessened with added floaters, as coach you must decide what course of action to take
 
Advanced - More able young players may have the area split into 4 quarters, and encouraged to perform a different dribble in each area, again opposed. They could also be encouraged to use their weaker foot only during the practice or alternate feet in each dribble.
 
Article Description This Dribbling practice requires 25 x 25 square, 6-12 players each with a ball dribbling in the area.

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