Skip rope on a small mat
Skip with both legs
Skip with one leg
More skilled older players can jump on a thick mat
Drills to improve stability and balance
Drills are meant to be playful
Drills should be done bare footed
In this way you can observe if the exercises are done correctly
Lean on under arms
Keep body streched
Ensure upper arms are straight under shoulders
Clench hands into fists
Hold this position 30 sec.
Small steps across the narrow end of the bench
The bench will move down if the players reach a certain point, both forwards and backwards
While crossing: Circle a ball around your waist
While crossing pass a ball to a player
Thick mat with medicine balls under it.
1.Stand on it
2.On all fours
3.Push up with lower arms on the mat.
4.On one leg
Other players move the mat to and fro. Slowly becoming more active.
Stand straight with your arms stretched forward. Bent your knees until you are almost in a 'sitting' position. Make sure the knees do not pass the line with the big toes on the floor.
Stand on one almost stretched leg and spread your arms wide. Do the same with the other leg.
Stand on 1 almost stretched leg and hold your balance. Hold this position. Do the drill also on the other leg.
Walk on toes, arms streched upwards. The players can act as if the want to catch something in the air. In this way they can grasp a bit higher.
Walk on the outer edges of the feet Take small steps Walk on the inside edges of the feet Small steps
Jump over the cones on the right (orange) with right foot. Jump over the cones on the left (blue) with left foot. Jumping sidewards also with the same foot.
Two children of approximately the same height and weight stand either side of a line on the pitch. On your call the two players should lean over and engage one another, placing their hands on the other player's shoulders. The goal for the players is to try and push their opponent over the line, like in a sumo match. The loser in the duel has to dribble the ball around two cones. The winner receives a ball and may throw a free shot on goal.
Groups of players transport all kinds of objects (balls, boxes, shirts, bags etc) across the bridge to the other side. Who will finishe first?
Players walk along the benches to improve balance and co-ordination, these are vital skills that will be very important when coming down from a jump shot. Players can start to add variety to the drill through a number of different styles. 1. Without a ball. 2. Whilst holding a ball, make a full turn in the middle of each bench. 3. With a ball in one outstretched hand. 4. Whilst circling the ball around their waist. 5. Whilst circling the ball around their head. 6. Whilst taking big steps and moving the ball under the front leg after every step. 7. Whilst throwing the ball up and catching it again.
"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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