Ball Mastery | Dribbling / RWTB (BM-09)
- Attacking Emphasis 75% 75%
- Defending Emphasis 25% 25%
Number of Players
Key Player Challenge
Progression 1: Challenge both sides – Only older players
Key Coaching Points
Technical: Ball Control is crucial in tight spaces
Technical: Ability to change direction to avoid defenders
Physical: Balance to change direction, speed to get away
How can you avoid defending players better what are the triggers?
How can you change direction quicker in between cones?
When do you lose control of the ball and what can you do to prevent this?
Progress the practice, by introducing 2 mini goals for individuals to score into, with every player scoring a point for a goal, with the fastest gaining a 2nd point.
Technical | Ability to dribble around cones, changing direction
Physical | Balance is crucial at this age, especially with youngest players
Technical | Dribbling at pace with ball under control
How do specific players respond to competition?
Are players paired up correctly ensuring they are motivated?
Progress the practice by adding flat discs or cones, which players must dribble to when the coach signals, observe the speed of player’s reactions.
Progress further by calling a different number to trigger players into forming groups as quickly as possible.
Technical | Ability to use both feet when dribbling
Technical | Close control with both parts of the feet
Physical | Agility to manoeuvre between players and cones
In this 30 by 30 Yard area, players begin with a ball each positioned in 5, 8 by 8 yard squares. Objective is to dribble from one square to the other, whilst avoiding other players. They must leave their ball in a square and find another ball in a different square to dribble.
Finally, pair individuals to pass the ball between them from one square to the other.
Technical | Speed and control of dribble
Technical | Use of both feet to move in and away from cones
Physical | Speed after dribble to get away