During this age group, coaches need to focus on teaching technique and enhancing skills. Concentrate on the following:
Handling drills are designed to allow players to practise the key factors related to passing and receiving passes in more game-like situations. Players must be able to draw defenders, time their passes and execute accurate well-weighted passes to the receiver. Similarly, support players must adopt good running lines and time their support so that they can move into the space created by the ball carrier.
Opposed handling drills can also be used to reinforce the fundamental concepts of defence. The defenders must work on reducing the time and space available to the ball carrier to force errors in execution that will lead to turnovers. At the discretion of the coach, players can be allowed to tackle.