Dribbling is made up 3 simple components.
- Ball security
- Ball positioning (in relation to the body), and
- The skill of dribbling, itself.
In the case of early learners, "the skill" is unreasonable to expect.
Therefore, we must shift our focus more towards "ball security" and "ball positioning." They are two things that young children are more than capable of executing. They also offer amazing opportunity for us to explore how teaching dribbling is kept simple and learning is made fun.
Here is an easy way to teach and encourage dribbling: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVAxX41WBgQ