The following ball control game is a great variation to your normal practice routine. I am sure that all of you have your favorite ball control drills that you utilize on a daily basis. Ball control is so important and plays a huge role in your team’ success. Because it is so important ball control must be practiced continually. If you are looking for some variation to your daily routines while still getting ball control drills in, you might consider the ball control game demonstrated in the video below.
The ball control game is presented by Kirsten Bernthal-Booth, head coach at Creighton University. She calls the game “Golf” and is not only great for practicing ball control, but may also be use as a fun team activity and great to use in a camp game or contest.
Golf is just one ball control game or drill that you will find presented in the dvd Skill Development Drills: Ball Control. For more information about the DVD that this ball control game came from click the link above.
The YouTube video has sound so please make sure that your sound is turned on and that you have access to the site. (Some schools block access to YouTube)
The premise of the ball control game called “Golf” is for players, working in pairs, to execute a predetermined sequence of ball control drills that culminate in hitting the ball in to the antenna. In this game the antenna is like the pin on a golf hole.
Typically this ball control game consists of four holes. The coach will design four different holes for the players to play with each hole requiring a different sequence of ball control drills. Each pair of players must complete the sequence of ball controls drills for a hole and then strike the pin. If they miss the pin they must repeat the hole until they are successful.
The beauty of this ball control game is that the coach can design a wide variety of holes to challenge the players and at the same time adding variation to the normal practice routine.