(Using the bottom of the foot to pullback and steal the ball)
This teaches pull backs and gives the kids the courage to steal the ball. The idea is to take a ball (for U4 or U6, a “Dragon’s egg”) from the “dragons” (i.e. the coaches or parents). This also teaches kids to not be afraid of bumping other kids, chaos, to get a foot on the ball, and using the bottom of the foot to move the ball. If you are coaching U8 and your players are too old for Dragons, then just Steal the Ball from the coaches.
Once all the eggs are stolen from the Dragon’s Keep, have the kids bring them back to the circle and go through the exercise again.
A Pull Back is done by putting the bottom of the foot on top of the ball and pull the ball toward you. It is a great way to get a ball put of a pile of balls.