Players stand in groups behind different cones.
Players must pass the ball to the player opposite them and then follow their pass behind the player on the opposite side.
Players can use a variation of passes:
Center shot, jump shot (3,2,1 step rhythm), push pass, bounce pass, double handed pass, rolled pass, pass using your weaker hand etc.
Warming up with the ball is more interesting than without. Although this is a defending session, the attackers should not be forgotten. To train defenders, you still need attackers, and it is the same the other way round, be sure to remind players this.
Put a defender between every line of passing and running to make passing and running more difficult.
Every time a pass is stolen, the attacker and defender should change places.
Run forward and pass to the next player. Move to next position using side steps.
variations in passing :
- (center shot with pressure into the direction of the goal), threatening to throw at the goal
- (center shot with pressure into the direction of the goal), threatening to throw at the pivot
- jump shot (3,2,1 step rythym, jump off with 'wrong' foot
- push pass
- bounce pass
- with both hands
- roll the ball
- use 'wrong' hand
The first player waiting in line passes to the first player on the cone and immediately follows their pass and runs behind that player to receive the return pass.
Once they have the ball in hand again they pass the ball to the next player and drive behind them to loop in front of them and receive the ball again.
Once the player reaches the end of the course they dribble the ball to the corner and then sprint around the court back to the end of the line with the ball in hand.
Simple pass and follow drill. Starting with two players on the first cone and then one player on every other cone.
The first player throws the ball to player two and then immediately sprints to follow their pass. Player 2 catches the ball and then turns and throws the player 3 before then also following their pass.
This pattern continues until the player on the final cone receives the ball. At this point they dribble back to the start cone and the drills starts again.
One player stands at the top of the triangle, this player is the feeder. They stand in front of the three other players who are stood in a line.
The feeder throws a simple overarm to each player. When the ball is passed to them players should advance to meet the pass and then return it to the feeder.
(moving with ball) - dribble - dribble with right hand - dribble with left hand - dribble with left/right hand in turns - roll ball, take it, roll it etc. - throw ball into the air, let it bounce once and catch it etc. - throw ball into the air and catch it etc. - throw ball into the air and jump off to catch it etc. - throws the ball from behind your back forward with two hands - run and let ball circle around your waist. - giveball under your knee to the other hand with every step - same, now when you skip - football dribbling - keep ball in front : skippings, run, walk on tip-toe, walk on your heels, heels to bottom - feint (dummy) when you run - pass on when you run
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