Player attack the first line of cones at pace and perform an open stick drag before then running at the second line of cones and repeating the skill.
After performing the second drag players finish with a reverse stick shot on goal.
Ensure players master the skill first, the speed element of the drill can be developed over time.
Encourage players to focus on hitting the target everytime and to avoid running too fast which may result in them shooting when off balance.
Line up four sets of cones at staggered intervals going forward in a left, right, left, right pattern - preferably with a different colour cone to mark the end of each line.
Players take it in turns to dribble along the lines of cones. When they reach the final cone (red) they perform a pull back around all the cones before then progressing to the next set of cones on the other side.
Repeat this for all sets of cones.
Moving with the ball
Players dribble towards the line of cones.
When they are parallel to the cones they perform the chip skill and then run around the cones to regain control and the ball and continue running.
Moving with the ball
Set up a V-shaped set of cones.
Players dribble at an angle into the V and then perform a forehand chip hit to lift the ball over the cones.
They then run around the cones to regain control of the ball and continue dribbling.
Moving with the ball
- Elimination Skills - Utilise the V-drag skill - Rapid change of direction from left to right - Drive towards red cone, use large drag to bring the ball towards the back foot - Explode out at 90 degrees towards the cone - Pass to the next player
Common mistake the ball being run by the side or behind the body you can see that the feet are also not pointing forward but slightly to the side.
This practice is good to teach players to run the ball in front rather then by their side and to close to the feet. Ask the player to not move their feet while trying to push the ball as far forward as possible. Just before the player loses their balance they can start moving their feet while keeping the ball at the same distance throughout their run.
This exercise is very good for teaching players to run with the stick at the right angle. Make the players run with the ball with both their hands near the ground. and tell them that after a couple 5 meters they can come up slow to where they feel comfortable. This normally makes the players run lower then they where and also makes them keep the ball in front of them while running
player running with the ball looking up to shout out the number of fingers held up by the recieving player. Good to use in a simple relay practice.
Coach's objective: Drag from left to right thus creating time in which to pass to the right Purpose : To drag the ball backwards and away from an imaginary opponent Players work individually and can use a cone to represent the imaginary opponent.
Ball each players have to stand next to the ball with the ball on the right. On the whistle the players should turn towards the ball spread their feet either side of the ball bend down and put the stick behing the ball. This would be the position the ball should be stopped. Repeat the practivce lots of times to make sure every player understands the position. Then progress to the passing of the ball in pairs.
Coaches objective: To further increase the speed of the push to minimise unnecessary interceptions Purpose: To push the ball through your opponents goal Structure : Pairs
- Performing a dive to score a goal - Deflecting on the open side
Player practices the foot pattern in isolation. Strating in the middle and stepping out with their right foot to put their foot at 4 and back.
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