Soccer Handball # 1 Training Drill

Handball # 1

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 6+
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 10-15 min.
Emphasis: Passing, Attacking, Defending

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • grid (30yds x 40yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • pinnies


  • each team defends and attacks one end zone
  • players pass by throwing
  • teams score by passing the ball to a teammate who makes a run the opponent’s end zone (he cannot wait inside the end zone)
  • players cannot take more than two steps with the ball
  • possessions switches when the ball is dropped, a pass intercepted, a player takes too many steps or goal is scored
  • players may not wrestle the ball from an opponent


  • set time limit for player with the ball to get rid of it (i.e. 3 seconds)
  • players by volleying / drop kicking
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group if necessary

Coaching Points:

  • angle, distance and timing of support
  • vision
  • body position — open to field
  • decision making
  • verbal and visual communication
  • accuracy

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