Lie on your back.
Knees slightly bent.
Just raise your head and upper body for a few inches and lie down again.
Do this drill after a good warming-up.
Work with series and repetitions.
Don't overload your players!
Start with lighter series, less repetitions and less seconds.
1. 12-14 year olds: 3 series of 8 repetitions - hold for 1 second.
2. older players: 3 series of 10 repetitions - hold for 3 seconds.
Lie on your back.
Raise your head a bit and move your left elbow to your left knee and move your right leg to your right knee.
Left elbow to right knee and right elbow to left knee.
Get into pairs.
Lie on the back with feet and heads opposite.
Raise your legs with straight knees, grab each others hands.
Lift your legs and put them down again at the other side of each others legs.
When players are moving around hitting their balloons, they must try and hit other balloons out of the semi circle.
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.
Create a resolution to develop your coaching confidence by seizing the opportunity to discover new drills, turn ideas into action and seek advice from the coaching community.
Don't find yourself having to regain fitness when you get back to sport after the Christmas break. Keep on top of your exercise plans now and give yourself a head start next year!
Losing is inevitable and it's how we deal with it that will help us to grow as coaches and improve our team's performance.