2 players try and keep possession of the ball against 1 defender who has to put pressure on the player with the ball. Players passing should try and look in the opposite direction to their intended pass (not all the time).
Use of dummies
Pass with all parts of both feet
Make the playing area smaller to make the drill harder for the attackers.
Straight forward passing and moving drill with only two touches on the ball.
The blue players off the ball can only receive the ball at one of the four cones in each corner of the area and the red player is trying to intercept the ball.
Each teams has 3 players and one goal to defend and one to attack.
The ball is not allowed to stop or go over head height.
By passing and dribbling the ball players must try to score three goals - first to three wins!
Encouraging 1st time shooting by using the correct technique to take the shot early and finish from close range.
Get your knee over the ball and use the pace of the ball to generate the power. By trying to strike the ball too hard, the likelihoood is the accuracy will be poor.
Blue 1 plays ball into area and clue 2 moves in to shoot 1st time. Blue 2 goes to replace blue 1 and blue 1 runs around working area to take blue 2s place.
There are two triangles in this drill, both using the same top point player (player 5).
Players in the top triangle pass in an anti-clockwise direction and players in the lower triangle pass in a clock-wise direction.
Both pairs of players must use the middle player as their third passing option.
Passing and Receiving
This is nice variation on your regualr circle passing warm up - and gets large groups of players working at the same time (no waiting in queues). Players on the outside have to keep moving around the outside (not allowed to stand still) While running around they have to try and score as many points as possible against the player in the middle by passing the ball through the area to their other players. player losing the ball goes in the middle and the game starts again.
Station a target player inside the semi-circle at each end of the area. No outfield player is allowed in this area. Position 4 players on the outside of the area. Play 3 v 3 inside the area. The team in possession must attempt to get the ball to their target player inside the semi-circle. Once a target player receives the ball, the team on the outside of the area replaces the team whose target player received the ball. All passes must be under head height. The shorter, narrow field ensures players must support at wide angles. Progressions: 1. The team in possession may play the ball to any of the players on the outside of the area to receive a return pass. 2. All attacking players now have 1 touch only.
2 players try and keep possession of the ball against 1 defender who has to put pressure on the player with the ball. Players passing should try and look in the opposite direction to their intended pass (not all the time). Coaching Points:- Use of dummies Pass with all parts of both feet
Set up a rectangle, 15x10m, with a player on each corner plus two defending players inside the grid with bibs on. The outside players must try to stretch the two defenders in order to make space for the diagonal pass. In order to do this they can pass laterally and use dummy passes to send the defenders. Players keep count of how many diagonal passes they have completed.
Setup: Full half field, central channel which the first attacking team starts in. Waves of attack vs defence. Explanation: The ball starts with the coach who plays to the greens and are trying to score. If they score in the direction they are attacking, they turn and return to the middle and attack the other team If they miss the target or the attack breaks down they must swap with the defending team and that defending team now becomes the attacking team Counting scores i.e goals scored. Working with 4 players being desperate to disrupt the attack and get the chance to be the attackers. If defending team win the ball they must find the middle area with a player in there to get the chance to attack
"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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