Samba Samba Samba

positively for youth sports - being a coach

Samba! A Great drill I learned from a Jamaican!

It’s as simple as can be too.

Players just tap the top of the ball with alternating feet as they ‘stand’ in place…. if they do it quickly they are nearly dancing!

I found that while it is vital that the kids get a chance to share their thoughts about last weekends games, or get asked as a group what they think the team should work on, it can get very slow and the kids can get distracted and mischievous easily.

You can kill two birds with one stone with the samba drill… line them up close enough together to hear each other and have them touching the ball with their alternating feet as they await their time to speak and listen to their teammates thoughts.

The drill works to build important muscle memory and strengthen muscles that give them a spring to their steps.

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