The blue player 1 takes ball to white player 1. Coach blows their whistle, simulating a foul by blue 1.
The first white player then plays a self pass to create a 2 vs 1, running at blue 2 and linking with white player 2.
Blue 1 can chase back but is not allowed to challenge the ball for the first 5 meters.
The aim of the game is to get the ball to player 3 on the far post as soon as possible.
Important that players take a quick free hit.
Attack the player who has just fouled.
Options 3 vs 2 or 2 vs 2.
White player 1 and 2 have decided between them who will take the self pass (without the defender knowing)
On the whistle both white players run to take the self pass but only one comes back with the ball. The defender can try and stop them scoring.
Player taking the self pass can shoot or pass to other player.
Next pair decide between them and get ready.
All players have a ball each except for the 2 defenders.
The defending players without a ball can try to take a ball but only from a player moving with the ball.
Every time a defender comes near an attacker if the attacker stops the ball and takes a self pass then the defender is not allowed to take that particular ball for 5 seconds, giving the attacker time to find space.
White player 1. drives into the area, stops the ball and self passes to the left then turns and passes to the blue player 1.
The drill continues in this way, with players moving around the 4 areas
2 equal teams in the circle and lots of balls on both side lines.
The coach calls out a team.
1 of the players has to run to one of the sidelines and take the freehit.
All the other players have to run to the 23 metre line before they can get involved.
After each break down or shot at goal, coach calls out the next team.
The SW has to hit the 16 yard hit to one of the opposite players. On doing so the three attackers try and score and the two defenders try and stop them and make up for their mistake. Three attackers start outside the 23m line and the defenders start inside the circle.
Scoring on the break
Four teams of 3 or 4 players. Put one goal 15m over the half way line so the half way line is the top of the circle. The four team teams, one playing and one on the 23m line, are working in two partnerships - whites vs blues. Team 1 starts with the ball and tries to score against team 2. When team 2 gain possession, either after a goal or tackle, they have to pass the ball to team 3 who now can try and score in the other goal. Team 1 has to run back and defend. When team 1 win the ball they have to pass the ball to team 4 who attack against team 3 etc. After a team has passed the ball to their partner team they take their place at the 23m line and wait for their chance to attack.
Scoring on the break
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