Players start on the baseline and run one at a time. The next player starts once the player in front of them has run around the first cone.
Players sprint around the outside of the 18 yard box and then run around the cone near the D.
Players then slow down to a 50% jog and use quick feet to place both feet in each rung of the ladder.
After running through the ladder players run around the next cone and slalom in and out of the cones/poles, facing forward at all times and using quick shuffle feet.
Finally players jog back around the cones back to the start point.
Players should push themselves here and work hard throughout.
Encourage them to focus on the use of their arms when sprinting and also using quick feet in the ladder section of the course.
Recovery time is when players are jogging back to the start cone (no standing still - players will be given chance to get their breath back between activities).
Great for warm ups.
Players dribble through the cones, pass to the waiting player at the end of the cones and then run back to touch the first red cone.
They then turn and sprint back inside the red square where they play a quick one-two.
After this they run back towards the start line, looking to run onto the weighted pass from the blue player.
The next player then goes.
Position 2 teams of 6 players in opposite corners of the same end line and number players on each team from 1 to 6.
Place a gate (2 cones, 3 yards apart) at the opposite end of the area to the goal. Position the coach as a goalkeeper in the goal.
The coach calls out a number from 1 to 6. The respective players from each team run with the ball following the directional arrow as shown in the diagram, to the gate at the end of the grid.
The first ball to cross through the gate is the ball that is used (the other one can be discarded).
The players then compete in a 1 vs 1 to get a shot on goal.
1 v 1 skills
Set up as shown.
Player 1 starts with the ball in the middle of the field and plays a 1-2 pass with player 2 before passing out wide to player 3.
At this point, players 1 and 2 run towards the penalty area, ready to receive a cross, while one of the defenders goes out wide to put pressure on the crosser.
Player 3 will cross the ball into the box where players 1 and 2 will try to beat the defender to it and score.
Crossing and Finishing
Split your players into two groups. Half of the group runs around the outside of the square for one minute at 60% pace. At the same time the other half of your team are working inside the grid. Half of the players have a have a ball. Players must move and call for the pass when they do not have a ball. Players work in each area twice (2 runs around the outside and 2 times inside the area).
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