Set up an area as shown with the coach (sleeping giant) in one end surounded by cones (gold coins). The players are at the other end and they have 1 ball each.
While the sleeping giant is asleep the players can move towards him/her, as soon as the sleeping giant awakes they have to stop and be still, if they are caught moving the sleeping giant can chase them back to the start.
If players get to the sleeping giant they pick up a gold coin and run back to the starting area to store it.
Emphasis on close control and ensure players keep their head up while dribbling and moving with the ball.
Highlight the importance of awarness so they do not get caught moving as the giant awakes.
Can they show good changes of pace (taking bigger touches instead of close control) when they need to get away from the giant.
A player dribbles around the outside of the cones, when he tags someone he shouts sticky donut. The two players then dribble around the circle in opposite directions. The first player to get back on the vacant gate fills the spot. The other player dribbles on and repeats the exercise.
Players work in the square and they lose a life if:
They are dribbling too slowly, if they dribble outside the square or if they do not stop on your command.
Players can also gain lives if they can perform the above well.
Upon hearing the coach's command players must stop and perform certain skills.
If a player loses all their lives they can either do a forfeit (press ups or running a lap of the grid) or be sent to the 'dog pound' (see video).
One ball per group of 4.
Player 1 dribbles the ball to the second line, stopping the ball on the second line with the sole of their foot.
Player 1 then passes the ball to player 3 and follows their pass to join player 4 on the end line.
Player 3 dribbles to the second line in the other direction and repeats the routine. Continue until players return to their original starting positions.
Station 1 player on each end line and a lone defender in the middle of the area. Repeat in 3 other areas for a total of 12 players. The outer players each have a ball.
The object of the game is for the outer players to get over the middle line without losing the ball to the middle player. The middle player can only move along the line between the cones. If the defender wins the ball, then the attacking player and defender change places and roles. Keep score of how many times a player can get over the line without losing the ball.
Players work in the square and they lose a life if: They are dribbling too slowly, if they dribble outside the square or if they do not stop on your command. Players can also gain lives if they can perform the above well. Upon hearing the coach's command players must stop and perform certain skills. If a player loses all their lives they can either do a forfeit (press ups or running a lap of the grid) or be sent to the 'dog pound' (see video).
On the coaches command, saddle up, the player stands over the back of their partner who is on all fours. On the command ride, the player jumps off, crawls through their partners legs and dribbles the ball around in a clockwise direction around the outside of the circle. When they get back to their partner they should go through their legs and then jump on their back to finish.
Group in pairs, with one ball per pair. Station each pair at every other disc. Number the players 1 and 2. Place a disc in the center of the circle. On the command "one" each player 1 must dribble towards the disc in the center of the circle, around the cone, and back to his partner. Repeat for player 2.
Set up as shown with cones evenly spaced out. The distance between the cones can be modified depending on your players abilities. Players dribble through the cones backwards performing toe taps to get through the cones and then pushing the ball back between the cones with the exterior of the left foot. Players should aim to not touch the cones, neither with the ball nor their feet.
Set up as shown with cones evenly spaced out. The distance between the cones can be modified depending on your players abilities. Players dribble through the cones backwards performing toe taps to get through the cones without touching them, neither with the ball nor their feet.
Position 2 players in opposite corners of the area. Repeat in 2 other areas for a total of 12 players. Player 1 dribbles to the cone, does a turn, sprints to the next cone, turns and makes a pass. Follow the pass to force player 2 to get the ball out of his feet. Work both directions to use both feet. Turns to use: Outside, Inside, Cruyff, Stop Turn, Rivelino, Step Over.
Objective: Technical practice focusing on movements, quality and speed of turns unopposed. Detail: Use same 20 x 20 grid as warm up taking out middle cone only. Give each player a football. All players should dribble around the area and perform specific turns (ie. drag back, inside / outside hook, matthew's, cruyff, etc). Allow players to be creative and showcase their own turns.
The coach starts in the middle of the circle, lying down facing upwards. When the coach yells Rise and Shine the players must break the circle and run back to their safe houses (cone). Only one player allowed per cone. If the coach tags the player, he becomes a sleeping giant also.
The coach stands on one side of the grid with his back to the players, with the players on the other. When the coach turns around and says look out yogi all the players must stop, anyone seen moving must go back to the begining. The players must then once the coach has turned there back, try and pick up a cone.
Set up cones in a zig-zag formation. Groups of 6 are stationed on the endline. 1 ball per group. The dribblers move up, then back down the cones performing inside and outside of the foot turns to get back to their team. Inside of the foot, chop on the way up, outside hook on the way down. Make it a race between the groups.
"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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