To select the best passing option using either a shoulder or chest pass Attacking Principle: Be ball side of opponent A practice for 6 players work in the third area with four divided areas Player 1-3 (P1-3) must complete 8 passes to score a point (each player must received the ball on one occasion) Attacking players must pass then move to another space only one attacker per space defenders stay in their area and can only side step ( to apply a small amount of pressure on the attacker) Progression: P1 - 3 must now receive ball side and the defender is still sidestepping but applying a little more pressure
The ball receiver needs to ensure she is in between the ball and their opponent It is hrder to intercept if this occurs the ball can be flatter and released more quickly if the receiver is ball side Shoulder pass: (for long passes requiring power) Take up balances starting position with opposite foot forward to throwing arm move ball just above shoulder with fingers spread behind ball use second hand to steady the ball if necessary hand, arm, and shoulder thrust forward towards throwing target Weight transferred forward onto front leg Arm, hand and fingers follow through to target Chest Pass: (for shorter passes to give control and speed) Start from 2 - handed catch position, ball at chest height Ensure fingers spread behind ball Keep elbows low and relaxed (No Chicken Wings) Transfer weight forward and push ball out extending arms and wrists Follow through with hands, fingers and arms
This practice has no coaching points
This practice has no progressions
"It is not only useful for staff who are experienced but a valuable tool for those subject staff who have to take teams."
The variety of sessions across sports - sometimes we steal session ideas from one sport and use them with another.
As we enter the business end of the competition, we take a look at the remaining eight teams and the key talking points surrounding each side.
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