Starting on the halfway line, player A dribbles towards the 'defender' (the first line of cones). Player A must use the pull-back and pass diagonally to Player B.
Player B receives the pass, arcs around the cones and passes diagonally to Player C.
Player C receives the pass, arcs around the cones and passes back to Player D on the halfway line.
Continue the pass and move in this way until players have returned to their starting positions.
Look for players to pass and move at match intensity, using a burst of acceleration once they have received the ball - as they would in a match to lose their marker.
Passes should be accurate and reach the intended recipients through the gates (blue cones).
Vary the layout of the cones, increasing the distance of the passes (and subsequently the runs between cones) as well as decreasing the size of the passing gates.
Practice starts with player 3 passing the ball to player 2. Who in turn passes the ball to player 1.
Player 3 has run towards the top of the circle to receive the ball form player 1 and shoots at goal.
Rotation of players - 1 moves to 2, 2 moves to 3, 3 moves to 1.
Movement off the ball
Players line up in two groups outside the 23 metre area.
Player on the left, passes the ball to a player on the right running towards the goal. On receiving the ball this player runs into the circle and shoots at goal.
After passing the ball, the player on the left runs towards the goal and receives the pass from the player on the left etc.
Set-up the pitch as shown. Place one player from each side in the opposite End Zone.
Players have to try and get the ball to the player in the End Zone for them to then score a goal. Only the designated players are allowed in the End Zone.
- 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.
"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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