Big Bad Coach

Skill: Dribbling 

Number Of Players Required: Full U-6 team 

Equipment: Four or more cones to mark grid, one ball for each player 

Grid Requirement: 20 X 20 yard grid 

Organization: Create a 20 X 20 yard grid marked with cones. All players are required to play within the grid and each player must have a soccer ball. 

How The Game Is Played: The players dribble around the area. The coach must attempt to kick the player’s ball out of the grid. Once a player has had her ball kicked out of the grid or has dribbled outside of the grid, she must bring it back into the area and stand with the ball above her head with her legs apart in a stationary position. Players can get back into the game only when a teammate passes their ball through teammates legs. 

Variations: Allow players to only use left foot, right foot, outside of right or left foot, or use inside of both feet. Coach should play at 20 percent speed. Increase the speed of play as the players become more comfortable with the game.