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Helping Under 8's come forward to the Ball

What's the best practice drills I can implement to help Under 8'slearn to find some space and come forward to the ball thrower.

always a tough one with kids so young as their instincts to all want to ball is high.  its a long slow process and one you may not win at this point in time, but maybe play a game of numbers where they have to catch in order of their number, so that only one person is going to the ball at a time and they all know the order of the passes.  

as for running to the ball, from what i have seen most little ones dont have a problem running towards the person with the ball, its that the player with the ball is too slow in deciding who to pass it to and so the crowding gets worse.  so maybe if you work on getting them to make faster decisions about who they are going to throw it to, then the crowding will be less.

this is a tough group to train, but the rewards are great.

good luck.

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