Soccer Math Game Soccer


Math Game

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs)
Number of Players: 6+
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 5-10 min.
Emphasis: Dribbling

Field Preparation:

  • each player with a ball
  • cones to mark off area

Description:

  • players dribble inside the playing area
  • when coach calls out a number like “4”, all players form a group of 4
  • all players must have their ball at their feet at all times
  • last group to get together does a fun exercise (squat jumps, jumping jacks etc.)

Variation:

  • specify how players must dribble (inside or outside of foot, left or right foot only etc.)
  • players carry the ball in their hands as a warm up activity
  • when coach calls out a number all players leave their balls behind, find another one and then dribble to form a group
  • when coach calls out a number all players perform a specific move and then dribble to form a group
  • when coach calls out a number all players dribble around one of the cones and then dribble to form a group
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group if necessary

Coaching Points:

  • awareness
  • communication
  • agility and balance
  • change of speed & direction
  • close control
  • soft touches

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