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What are your best fun practices?

Hi,

I coach an U8 girls team.

Although I feel pressure from parents and other coaches to actively "teach", I much prefer sessions that are just fun.

My question for other coaches is - what drills/games/ssg's do you have in your back pocket that you can pull out and know the players absolutely love?

Parents
  • Football to Music: Always goes down well with female players and is a great way to connect as well as create a vibrant atmosphere. Play a SSG / match to music with the scoring team getting to choose the next song etc.

    Handball – Football: Play alternate handball-to-football interchanging each time the ball goes out-of-play.

    Less is More: When playing games; use small sided formats (1v1, 2v2 up to 5v5) as this is what is traditionally played at these age groups to allow them greater contact time on the ball.

    Matt :-)

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  • Football to Music: Always goes down well with female players and is a great way to connect as well as create a vibrant atmosphere. Play a SSG / match to music with the scoring team getting to choose the next song etc.

    Handball – Football: Play alternate handball-to-football interchanging each time the ball goes out-of-play.

    Less is More: When playing games; use small sided formats (1v1, 2v2 up to 5v5) as this is what is traditionally played at these age groups to allow them greater contact time on the ball.

    Matt :-)

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