Skip to content

Session 14

Divide your players into pairs or groups of three for a relay race. Have them stand in a line, one after the other. Create three lines for them to run towards. Make sure these lines are easy to understand and remember. Explain to the players which line is which. When starting the race, tell them where to run, how to stop, and the way to return.

  1. Run there and back.
  2. Run there and backpedal back.
  3. Run there and stop on the line with two feet, turn and run back.
  4. Run there and stop on the line with one foot, turn and run back.
  5. Run there and stop with two feet on the line and backpedal back. 
  6. Any of the above but using a ball in their hands and they have to pass it off like a football handoff, rugby toss, bounce pass (basketball), or soccer throw in from farther away.



Variation – Skills Then Score

Variation – Skills Then Move

Variation – Skills Dribble Out

  1. Outside Of Foot Touch Drag Back
  2. V -Pulls Inside & Outside Foot
  3. Drag Backs Alternate Foot
  4. Sole Roles With Partner
  5. Drag Back 180 Turn
  6. Step Over With Drag
  7. Fake Sideways Touch Other Way
  8. Drag Back In A Circle

Field Setup: Mark a large square or rectangular grid that allows ample space for players to dribble and maneuver. The size should be proportional to the number of players to ensure there is a balance between having enough room to dribble and the challenge of avoiding the “stealer.”

Teams: Assign one player as the “stealer” (blue) and the rest as dribblers (green). Each dribbler starts with a ball at their feet within the grid. If you have a large group, you can create multiple grids or have multiple “stealers.”

Activity: Green players dribble within the grid, focusing on keeping control of their ball. The blue player attempts to steal a ball from any green player. Once successful, the blue player becomes a dribbler, and the green player who lost the ball becomes the new “stealer.” A player who loses their ball cannot immediately steal back from the player who just stole from them, ensuring constant movement and involvement from all participants.

Click Here For Full Activity Guide >

Field Setup: Mark a rectangular field and divide it into two equal halves, referred to as “Home Zones.” Each player is assigned to a specific zone that represents their target area for ball retrieval and protection.

Teams: Pair up the players, and assign each pair to opposite Home Zones. Each pair consists of one player starting with the ball and the other as the challenger.

Activity: Players begin in their partner’s Home Zone. On the coach’s signal, the player with the ball attempts to dribble back to their own Home Zone while the partner tries to steal the ball. If the challenger gains possession, they attempt to take the ball back to their Home Zone. The coach intermittently shouts “freeze,” and players in their Home Zone with the ball at this time win the round.

Click Here For Full Activity Guide >

Finish up your sessions with two 3v3 games. Make your 4 teams balanced and have them all play each other once rotation the teams every 5 minutes. You should be coaching the players on:
1. Don’t Kick The Ball Away When It Comes To You – Tell players they must take at least 2 touches or more every time they get the ball
2. Encourage Players To Get Away From Their Team Mates when they have the ball let them have space to play. Find your own space