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A young player stays in possession of the ball while 3 other children follow up behind

Moving with the ball session: stay on it 

Martin Dighton, former FA county coach developer, uses playful activities to encourage young players to stay on the ball.

Key objectives

This session helps players to: 

  • stay on the ball

  • use their body to protect the ball from an opponent

  • use individuality and creativity to beat an opponent

  • combine with a teammate. 

Warm-up and tag games

1v1 and small group games


If you use this with your team, let us know how you get on by posting in the England Football Community