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.
Defender swaps with the player missing the goal.
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.
Players are trying to keep possession of the ball for as long as possible. Players inside the area can use the two players on the outside of the grid to help them keep the ball.
A. Player 1 passes the ball to player 2.
B. Player 1 then follows his/her own pass.
C. Player 2 passes the ball back to player 1 for a wall pass back in the space
D. Player 2 runs onto the ball and has a shot at goal.
Passing & Receiving
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.
Spread your team anywhere inside the half of a pitch. Only give your team 3 balls. You may pass the ball around to anyone inside the half. This will create a lot of talking and activity. Do this exercise for about 5 minutes. It is important that the players keep talking and moving off the ball, always making themselves available to receive the ball. For quick decision making do the same exercise inside the circle.
"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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