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.
Play for 1 minute and see how many passes you can make.
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.
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.
Every player has a ball.
The designated leader (chosen by the coach) sets off in any direction with the ball. All other players must follow in the same direction.
On the command of STOP by the leader all the players have to stop and stand with the stick head in front of the ball.
Coach should check everyone's position and correct where necessary.
The leader then starts to move again but in a different direction.
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.
5 cones, 5 players, 1 ball and few spares to the side. Players can pass anywhere as long as it at it isn't straight on. Player with ball makes first pass, and follows their pass. Player in the center cannot turn to pass straight on. Player with ball must always have 3 options to pass, if a cone is empty, players who is out of the game must make the supporting run.
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