Sharks and Minnows
The Sharks and Minnows fun dribbling drill is good to start introducing pressure while dribbling.

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Sharks and Minnows

The Sharks and Minnows fun dribbling drill is good to start introducing pressure while dribbling.

The Sharks and Minnows dribbling drill is a fun soccer game that is excellent to introduce pressure while dribbling. This fun dribbling drill is an ideal go-to drill for practice or game warm-up.

Sharks and Minnows

Setup

  1. Create an area about 20X20 yards. Adjust the size of the field based on age, number of players, and their skill level.
  2. Designate two players to start as the "sharks;" they begin by holding an alternate jersey in their hands.
  3. The rest of the players start with a ball; they are the "minnows."

Instructions

  1. Start by having the minnows dribble around inside the grid.
  2. The sharks attempt to get the ball away from the minnows, and if they are successful, these two players switch roles.
  3. If two sharks get stuck in the middle for a while, stop and switch out the sharks.

Coaching Points

  • The dribbling players must stay patient with their head up to avoid the sharks.
  • Instruct the players to dribble to space.
  • Dribblers should hold the ball close and attempt to use their body to shield the defender until space opens up.

Sharks and Minnows

The Sharks and Minnows fun dribbling drill is good to start introducing pressure while dribbling.

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