Training Game for Young Players: Sharks and Minnows
This week's featured training game for young players is "Sharks and Minnows." This exercise focuses on dribbling development, can be a great warm-up and is perfect for teams U-6 and above.
To play, have your team stand in a 20x20 grid with a pinnie or "tail" tucked in the back of their shorts. The coach, or "shark", moves around the grid trying to pull out the players', or "minnows", tails. The minnows try to avoid the shark, while keeping control of the ball at their feet.
Try introducing "Sharks and Minnows" to your team first without the ball to get them comfortable. Find out more...