Soccer Handball # 3 Training Drill

Handball # 3

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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)
  • 2 goals without goalies
  • cones to mark off area
  • pinnies


  • each team defends and attacks one goal
  • players pass by throwing
  • players cannot take more than two steps with the ball
  • possession changes if the ball is dropped, the other team intercepts the pass, a player takes more than two steps or a goal is scored
  • players may not wrestle the ball from an opponent
  • goal is scored by throwing it into opponent’s goal


  • goal can be only scored by volleying or heading it into the goal (self pass is allowed)
  • players can only catch and throw the ball with one hand
  • play with goalies
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

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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