2 v 1 with depth.
Blue player starts with a self pass and runs at the defender with the option of then passing the ball to the deep player or taking the defender on themselves.
The defender is allowed to move to try and win the ball.
When the ball reaches the other side the practice reverses and continues in the other direction.
Defender should be a minimum of 5 meters away from the ball at the start each repetition.
Passing players should follow the ball.
The player with the ball runs around the cone before then trying to pass the ball to the player standing behind the defender.
To get the ball past the defender players should dummy and try to pass past the left foot of the defender.
The receiving player has to run the ball around the cone before attempting to pass the ball back to the other side.
If the defender intercepts the ball players must change roles.
The player with ball has a free hit.
They should play a self pass before then trying to get the ball to either player.
The defender has to keep their distance from the free hitter and try to move so that they can intercept the pass. Players on the free hit should disguise the direction of their pass.
The blue team position themselves tactically around the area.
Players with the ball make a pass to one of the static players, looking to then receive the ball back again and then pass to the next static player.
This exercise is to practise the right wing cross. A player with the ball runs into the area of cones and hits the ball across to the player at the front of the queue.
This player receives and runs into the next area and crosses the ball. After the cross the player runs to the back of teh other queue. Can be done with 2-4 balls at the same time.
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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