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Leading forward to the ball

The best way to teach young girls to run forward to the ball rather than standing there waiting for it and calling for it

Hi, there are a number of drills available on Sportplan using our search bar. I have also attached a simple drill to get your players moving onto the ball.  

The blue player will be a feeder. 

The rest of the players (red) will take it in turns to drive out at an angel to receive the ball, feed it back to the feeder and then return to the back of the queue. 

To develop this further, you can add firstly a static defender at the front of the queue - so the players must run out at a good angle.

The defender can then move to mark the attack - you can build up their intensity starting at around 50% so your attackers can learn how it feels to have a defender on them and get in front. 

This drill will highlight to your players the importance of getting in front of their player and driving onto the ball to prevent an interception. 

NOTE: Often when younger players drive onto the ball they do footwork - if this is an issue, make your players exaggerate the 1 foot, 2 foot rule as they receive the ball.

Hope this helps. 

Move onto the ball


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