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U8 Team chaos - help needed?

Hi I manage and coach two current u8 boys teams and as you can imagine training sessions with 16 boys can be slightly chaotic at times, I need some fresh ideas which will help me maintain control but that the boys can all participate in and enjoy please?Faye

Hi Faye,i have had the same issue. Im working on a few practices which split the team in to groups of 5 and have 3/4 playing fields set up. Each group will do the same drill allowing me to watch over it more closely rather than trying to do 1 big drill. I have found this helps me keep control and keeps the lads interested as they see more of the ball. 

That sounds like a good idea, If things get to choatic I usually start a 3v3 or 4v4 world cup/copa america etc tournament up and have two pitches no goalies etc, and get them to make so many passes or grid it out. I just have one or two players that are really distracting and bore easily

Thanks a lot I binifet so much from you

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