This is an area designed for our coaches of all age groups, to gain access to resources to be used for training and games. Feel free to download the free guides below and use the drills of the week, with your teams.
A coaches guide to training drills can be downloaded here – PBFC Miniroo’s Drills 2023
A coaches guide to our SAP Program, which covers the 4 core skills we focus on – first touch, running with the ball, 1v1 and striking the ball – SAP Training ideas Booklet
Drill of the week – Funny Turns
The players start in the diamond with a ball each.
Nominate a player to audition their funny turn. This can be any way they know of turning with the ball, however unorthodox.
The player called dribbles to one of the outside cones and shows a turn that all the others must watch.
If you are happy with the turn then the player dribbles back and all of the players get 1 minute to practice the turn they have just watched.
After the rehearsal the players have to work their way around the clock performing the turn and returning through the diamond at each cone.
The coach and the player that auditioned the turn now become judges and choose the best attempt at the turn as the winner. 2nd and 3rd places can also be awarded.
The winner is allowed to nominate the next audition and can choose themselves if they wish.
Make sure everyone has a chance to audition a turn.
Turning with the ball under close control.
Area: Circle, 10 yards radius
Equipment: 12 cones, 8 balls
WHAT TO CALL OUT
“Keep the ball close”
Add 1 or 2 defenders inside the circle which the players must avoid while dribbling. The defenders cannot enter the diamond in the centre.
No matter how easy or hard the turn, give the players lots of praise and encourage them to try different things.