Players don't need a stick for this practice which is probably best played with a tennis ball.
A few balls between a group of 6 with one or two defenders wearing a bib.
The defending players have to try and catch a player in possession with the ball. When they succeed they swap places with the caught player
Rules: Players in possession of the ball are not allowed to run and the ball can only be rolled at each other along the ground (so no overhead throwing).
One team runs clockwise round the inside of the circle with the other team running anti-clockwise around the outside of the circle (blue cones).
When the coach shouts 'Jailbreak' the players inside the inner circle try to 'escape' to outside the 10m x 10m square (yellow cones).
The inside team scores a point for each 'jailbreaker' - swap over. If you have an odd number of players give the defenders the extra man.
Jogging gently in lines of about 4 / 5, one behind the other. The back player moves to the front of the line (not a sprint but quicker than a jog) and slows to a jog. The front person chooses where to run and leads the group.
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.
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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