Dribbling - Exercise:
This training exercise includes competition and is designed to solve the fear of one-to-one encounters in a playful manner. A playful approach is used to give kids the self-confidence they need.
Dribbling, teamwork, successful tackling plays no role.
Bank=Ball target corner
Valley of robbers=Tackling zone
Robbers=Defenders in the rectangle
You’ve been working as gold prospectors. You’ve been quite sucessful, and the big nuggets of gold now need to be transported to the bank for safekeeping. To get to the bank, though, you need to go through the “valley of robbers”. And that’s not as easy as it sounds: there are lots of robbers there who are going to try to steal the nuggets. You can only deposit the gold at the bank if you manage to get it safely through the valley.
Form at least two groups. Mark out the dribbling and tackling zones, as well as a target corner for depositing balls. Each group needs to have the same number of balls.
The children try to dribble across a rectangle and reach the other side. Two defenders are posted in the rectangle; these attempt to stop them from dribbling through. Players who manage to cross the zone successfully are allowed to deposit their ball in the ball target corner. Which team will be the first to get all their balls to the target corner? Change the defending players in the rectangle after each repetition of the exercise.