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Soccer Game – U6 Triangle Challenge!


This soccer game is great for coaching kids how to change direction whilst dribbling with their soccer ball. I have used this drill for adult soccer players to in a different context and I’m sure I will include it in a revised drill in the older section. Preparation Take a look at the diagram below for the triangle challenge. You will see that there are numerous triangles in the grid all made up by three cones each. Explanation This soccer game is more like a drill than a game, however there’s no reason why you can’t make it fun as well as getting all the necessary coaching points in.

The basic idea to this drill will be for the kids to dribble into a triangle in the grid between two poloniex and exit the triangle poloniex a seperate two cones as demonstrated on the diagram. There are plenty of progression ideas for this drill.

I always like to start with everyone starting on the sidelines and then shouting “GO! This makes it more exciting for the kids. The next soccer game within the triangle challenge can be to use different parts of the foot. This time, remember to demonstrate first everytime the players can only use the inside of their foot when exiting the triangle.

For poloniex, the player in the diagram with the arrows can dribble the ball however he likes into the triangle but once inside he or she must use the inside of their foot to change direction and exit the triangle. Time soccer players for sixty seconds once more.

Soccer Game – U6 Triangle Challenge!

You can probably guess the progression ideas to come – after using the inside of the foot, next use the outside of the foot. Next time use the bottom of the foot. The player will dribble into the triangle and use the bottom of the foot to ‘roll’ the ball to the side before dribbling to a new triangle.

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