words, instead of spending 5 minutes on dribbling, 5
minutes on passing, 5 minutes on defense. Use
progressions to slowly and thoroughly develop a skill
or theme for your practice.
Here is an example if passing
is the skill a team needs most.
below uses 5 progressions, you may decide in some
practice sessions to use only 3, some may use 6-7.
Start the practice with a warm
uses passing to get the kids running.
Once players are warmed up, work on throwing technique with no
players pair up and pass back and forth to each other
focusing on technique).
Next, add some non-defensive pressure.
It could be a throwing relay race or maybe throwing
against the clock.
Then add some defensive
a small sided game. Use games or drills that will
insure some passing success.
Example: “monkey in the middle”. 4 passers against
Then progress to a 2v2 ,3v3, or 4v4 small sided game
Lastly, progress to a large
sided game with goals.
Finish with a warm
After this practice, passing
skills are bound to improve. Use the next regular
season game to identify another weak area and do it
all over again.