This is intended to be a fun warm up to get the young players excited and energetic for practice.
U6 Practice Session - Dribbling
The emphasis of this U6 practice session is ball control. The practice starts with a fun warm up game and ends with a fun warm up game that will allow the players to use their dribbling skills in a fun way. The outline for the practice is as follows:
- Musical Soccer Balls - 10 minutes
- Toe Taps Inside the Box - 10 minutes
- Changing Direction - 10 minutes
- Watch Out for Your Partner - 10 minutes
- Disc Dribbling - 10 minutes
- Brittish Bulldog - 10 minutes
This drill is used to get the players the feel of using the sole of their foot to do pull-backs every time the whistle blows.
In this drill you can teach the players how to use the instep of their foot to dribble the ball around the cone. They have to be aware and react to their partner so they do not go to the same side of the cone. You can also have them use the outside of their foot depending on their skill level.
Now the players are encouraged to use pull-backs and the dribbling skills from the previous drill to navigate through the discs and obstacles you set out.