NEW CONTENT Begin to ramp up the speed a little bit with the next session of our Elimination Series!
Being able to eliminate at a moderate pace is a dangerous skill to utilise, particularly when counter-attacking or when driving towards the circle. Develop your players ability to shift the ball one way before dragging in the other direction to create the space to eliminate.
What's in the Session?
After a full physical warm-up, the session focuses how to eliminate the defender when they commit themselves towards the attacker. The important part of being able to eliminate the defender is the weight transfer to commit the defender one way, before dragging the ball to eliminate into the space created. The session progresses through the skill, building initially from the weight transfer, to then include the drag before incorporating both into performing the skill on the move.
The second part of the session focuses on how the defender can try to dictate to the attacker where they want them to go so not to get eliminated easily. It works on how to keep the distance so not to get eliminated but still provide enough pressure to not let the attacker get their eyes up to make a pass of eliminate. It then progresses to show how defenders are best to close down the attacker, arching their run to run with the ball-carrier rather than straight towards them.
The session ends with a conditioned game which should induce plenty of elimination opportunities to create a match-realistic scenario for both the attackers and defenders.
Before long, this series of two-way eliminations will have your attack and defence working to their full potential both going forwards and tracking back!
Help your players spot defender's weaknesses, especially when the odds are stacked in their favour - and make the overload count!
Make the defender commit to moving their stick, read the signs and time your move to attack the space in this 1v1 attacking session
Focusing on developing comfort, control and confidence on the ball and to retain the ball under pressure, how can we protect and move the ball forwards.
How to run a mixed ability session: Get everyone working, while some players receive a little extra tuition to bring them up to speed!
"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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