4 v 4
players are in pairs two team of 2 colours.
the coach calls out before the team in possession starts the game which colour players can defend against which colour of the opposition. Any time the whistle goes and the team take a self pass the colours change round to who they can defend against.
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.
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.
Set out the grid as shown with 2 goals either side of the defender.
1 player starts with the ball and has to run into contact with the defender (draw the defender) on doing so the player with the ball can decide to continue and try to run round the defender or turn away from the defender keeping possession of the ball and pass the ball to the supporting player who is only allowed to come into the grid and help if they have received the ball.
Now the 2 player can play a 2 v 1 and try to score a 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.
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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