23 Jan 2017
4 goal dribbling and run with the ball game
This is a fun, conditioned game designed to encourage players to run and dribble with the ball. The game is suitable for 6 to 15 players
- Organise an area of 40 x 25 yards, but adjust to suit the age, ability and numbers of players.
- Have 3 teams of 3 to 5 players. 2 x teams on the pitch
- In each corner of the pitch position cones (target goals) approximately 2 – 3 yards apart. Position players from the non playing team behind each corner goal
- Use cones / soft discs to position a 3 – 4 yard centre gate between the corner goals at each end.
- A supply of footballs in each corner
- Ball is served from a designated corner player to the starting team.
- They have to attack the opposite end.
- The ball has to be dribbled or run over the halfway line to enter the attacking half
- 1 point is awarded if the ball is passed through either end target goal to one of the players behind the goal.
- 3 points are scored if the ball is dribbled or ran between the centre gate – the ball most be under control
- If 1 point is scored by passing through the corner target goal to a player, possession is retained by the team that scored and the target player passes it back to them to attack the opposite end.
- If 3 points are scored by dribbling through the centre goal, the ball is then passed to one of the corner players, , possession is retained by the team that scored and the target player passes it back to them to attack the opposite end.
- If the ball goes out of play, the coach dictates the restart by calling the colour of the team to get the ball and the corner player to pass the ball.
- Play for agreed periods of time and keep scores.
- Rotate teams often.
- Can players find and create space, support the player with the ball and receive the ball with an open body position, so they can recognise space, receive the ball faced up and can look to be positive to dribble, run with or pass the ball
- When dribbling, can they keep the ball close, keep their heads up and use tricks, changes of pace and direction
- When running with the ball, look to recognise space to run into, be positive, direct and keep their head up
- Players to keep their head up and recognise when passing the ball can be the best option.
- Accurate, well timed and weighted passes