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How can I teach 8 year old boys to spin pass
get them throwing a ball to each other one handed - works a treat
I agree with Richard that starting with one handed passing gets the children to learn quickly what is behind the secret of spin passing. Do remember that we don't want spin passes all the time - only when we are trying to pass over a longer distance. It is actually quite hard to catch a spin pass!
Here are some further thoughts:
To start with:
Now with a partner stand facing each other and pass to each other so the ball spins like it did when you were throwing to yourself.
Make it harder:
I hope this helps you,
I would say teach/coach a quality 'push pass' first, then allow the 'spin pass' to develop later on.
KLPS: high elbow (digging action) with ball pointing down at ground - following through with point at target.
You will achieve a quality pass much quicker and can then allow the spin pass to develop with those who can later down the line when needed. 8 year olds don't need to spin pass as the distance is very short.
I totally agree with Mel. 8 yr olds don't need to spin pass, and anyway, in my experience, most kids learn to spin pass by copying an adept scrum half at the club rather than by coaching points.
"It is not only useful for staff who are experienced but a valuable tool for those subject staff who have to take teams."
The variety of sessions across sports - sometimes we steal session ideas from one sport and use them with another.
As we enter the business end of the competition, we take a look at the remaining eight teams and the key talking points surrounding each side.
Give it a try - it's better in the app