2 lines of players with one ball Ball is delivered from the front of one line to a driving player from the opposite line. They will return the ball to the front of their own line, but then become a defender (D) The signal for D to look for to attempt to intercept the ball is the driving player (Red A). Should the intercept be missed (1), the pass back to the front of the line should be a lifted ball and the D should recover and attempt to intercept that ball (2). If D misses that second intercept attempt, they should put arms over the next pass (3). To start with, keep the drill small and narrow and passes flat If the defender runs too soon, then the player doesn't send the pass (as they would not in a game). This classes as a miss and is when the D would look to recover and attempt to intercept at 2. Progress by making space larger, changing up types of pass
This is a drill often used in clubs but without much conviction. It becomes more of a passing drill rather than interception drill, and even when mixing up the passing, the initial intercept is seldom missed because players have forgotten the focus of the drill - the passes have become too "kind" to the point of being meaningless. D needs to have timing correct, keep feet under body, drive towards ball (off the body of the A) Two handed catch Landing balanced, feet under body, head up, ready to make a string pass onwards If they miss the ball, how quickly can their sight the ball to go for next pass? Feeders keep passing flat to start, but do not pass if the worker goes too soon. CHASE after tips!
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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