In addition to keeping the ball away from defenders, players also work on stopping the ball at the end line and keeping it from going out of bounds on the sidelines.
- Mark off an area about 15 yards wide by 25 yards long. Then mark off a second area 15 yards wide and 5 yards long in the middle.
- Players with balls line up at the each side of the larger zone.
- Two defenders start inside the middle zone.
How it Works
- Coach blows his whistle.
- Players try to dribble from one end line to the other.
- When they pass through the 5-yard zone in the middle, coaches and/or other players try to steal their ball.
- Run the drill for 10 minutes.
- Describe this drill as the dogs versus the dog catchers. The players with balls are the dogs and the coaches or other players without balls in the 5-yard zone are dog catchers. The 5-yard zone is the dog pound and players try to make it through without getting caught by the dog catchers.
- Players should be using the inside and outside of the foot to keep the ball inbounds long the sidelines.
- They should be stopping the ball with the bottom of their foot to keep it from going over the end line.