In this stick and ball session we get your players to think sideways as they switch the ball to the other side of the pitch, away from the danger area and work on their ability to pass the ball to create space and expose gaps in your opposition's defence.
By running at the opposition's defence you can draw players out of position. Once players have been drawn to the ball carrier, like moths to a light, you can then switch the ball, changing the point of attack and giving a fellow player space to run into.
What's in the session?
To help your players become switching superstars and understand the importance of supporting one another we begin this week with a four corner game. In order to successfully score players will need to dribble the ball from one corner to another without being caught or tackled by the defending player.
After this fun warm up we then start to work on your players' stick work. The first few exercises simply get players working on their ability to receive, rotate and send the ball on its way before then adding a game element to the drills - using the support player to outsmart their opponents.
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.
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