This session was designed in response to a fellow coach's complaint to me...
Regardless of how much space my players were in, every time they received the ball they insisted on passing first time, as if the ball were a hot potato! This meant that the ball was easily intercepted by an alert player on the other team.
To prevent Hot Potato Passing in our next game, this session focuses solely on getting players to control the ball, before then passing it on. By controlling the ball first, your players will be able to better assess their position on the pitch and identify the best passing option (or if they're in space they may choose to carry the ball themselves).
To achieve this, we start with controlling a powerful pass, before then putting players in a practice where they need to control and add to the pass, then tying everything neatly together with a fun controlling-the-ball conditioned game.
Build the whole of your game upon having a rock solid defence. Work on defending 1-on-1 as well as a team unit, starting from the front. This session develops the whole teams reaction to losing the ball and working hard to win it back as soon as possible.
Your season starts now! You?ve been doing your fitness work but now it?s time to get a stick in your hands and start working on the basics with this session so that you?re sharp, polished and ready to hit the ground running when the first competitive game comes around.
Pass the ball out of pressure and find space to attack with this speedy stickwork and ball switching plan
In this fourth and final fitness plan so we cover all the bases - working on cardio, strength, speed and agility - getting your players ready for the new season
"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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