Follow the Leader
Field size: Half field or the entire penalty box area
Number of players: full team with groups of three or four players
Age range: 6-8
Description: Dribbling drill where players follow one player and weave in and out and do the same moves that the leader does. The lead player can even stop and juggle ten times if they want.
Players follow the lead player from behind and copy whatever he or she is doing. So, they copy the player by going at the same pace or dribbling with the same foot as the leader. Copying whatever moves or tricks they might do.
Switch leaders and let everyone get a chance as the leader. This is a good warm up drill for young players and an opportunity for them to try out their new moves and skills they learned in a previous training sessino.
Try using two different leaders, so split the team into two different groups. Have these two different groups or teams compete throughout a practice session, that way, if a group is losing one competition or game they have a chance to redeem themselves and win another competition. So keep they same three or four players together in every drill for that one practice.
Equipment needed: Cones and practice vests.