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Best Coaching Equipment?

Me and my team did a fundraiser over the past couple of weeks, and have raised quite a lot of money on which to spend on our individual squad. Mine are under 8's, and I'm looking for some ideas on what the best equipment you think is most beneficial to my age group?We're currently in 5 a-side, but going up into 7 a-side the beginning of next season. I've got a talented group of players who I believe will excel in any way I coach them, it's just I'd like some pieces of equipment - stuff like training nets, rebounders etc. - in order to put them onto more advanced methods.No worries about price limits, just let me know. Ta!

Assuming you've got a proper field and at least 2 small goals(eg:1m x 1m). Because technigue is of essence at that age you want each kid to have a ball. Besides from that I find cones, agillity ladders very usefull, traffic cones  can be used to create more goals, it can replace salom poles so there are many uses for traffic cones.

I would geat pugg goals, training bibs, small flat cones, balls (a few more than the amount of players), training ladders, and an easy setup two-sided goal that you can use to split your field and play 2 smaller games.
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I would if possible, give each player a small ball (size 3) or those skill balls with a technique master class list for them to practice at home with.

Ladders are the lazy way to coach footspeed and agility. I challenge players "Who can complete the most steps between A or B OR How many in X amount of time?".

Agree with the flat cones instead of Chinese hats. Enough balls for minimum of 1 ball for each pair.

At least 40 x 30 playing area with 2 goals

 

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