- Have your team get into 4s with at least 2 different colour cones
- One player will be the worker (GREEN) - set up a cone either side of the worker (approximately 2m away)
- One player will stand directly opposite the worker (ORANGE) and will pass the ball back and forth with the worker (GREEN)
- The other two players (BLUE) will have at least 2 different colour cones each and will stand either side of the static player
- In turn each BLUE player will hold up a coloured cone, the worker will have to call out each colour
- If it is correct each player will take a step outwards, put the cones back behind their back and pick another cone
- Repeat until BLUE player have reached the outer cone (Red)
- BLUE players should put the cones behind their back each time so the worker cannot see
- When BLUE present a cone it must be shown clearly
- The worker should maintain a neutral head position, focused straight ahead on the static player - they should use their peripheral vision to see the cones
- This will help your players focus on both their player and the ball and therefore enhance their chance of an interception. It will also allow your players to analyse more of the court quickly and always keep track of the ball
4 Players, 2 balls.
Blue player 1 without a ball receives a ball from White player 3,and passes it on to White player 1 (who did not start with a ball), receives from white 2 and gives to white 3 etc.
In pairs standing two meters apart.
The receiver stands with their back to the feeder on the balls of their feet, ready to quickly turn.
The receiver makes a sharp 180 degree turn and drives to either the left or right hand cone. The feeding player must fire a fast ball to the receiver who returns it before then turning away again.
Player work in pairs and stand 1m apart.
Players pass back and forth while facing one another as they move along the length of the court and back.
Two Players, One ball.
The receiver Stands on the center cone, facing AWAY from the feeder.
The feeder, standing three meters away from their partner is standing in a forward stance, ready to pass the ball.
The feeder will give a command, directing the receiver the either stay, run left or run right. Depending on the command, the receiver must make a quick and decisive 180 degree turn to face their partner before then driving to receive and return the pass from where they have been directed to by their partner.
This drill will ensure your players drive onto the ball and don't dawdle.
*AUDIO DESCRIPTION ON* 2 feeders with a ball each Worker runs in to one feeder for a short ball drop and return They then drive out on the angle for a long pass from the other feeder Worker then drives in to the same feeder and gets a short ball drop and then a long pass from the other feeder Worker to receive 8 passes and then rotate feeders and workers
*AUDIO DESCRIPTION ON* Groups of 3 2 feeders with a ball each Working player runs side to side receiving the ball alternately and returning to the feeder. 8 reps and rotate feeders and workers.
Two players stand two meters apart. The catching player must keep both feet on floor whilst the feeder passes the ball to them to the extremes of their reach (right hand side/left hand side and above their head).
Player Step up the court and with each step they move the ball between the legs.
*AUDIO DESCRIPTION ON* 8+ players in 2 teams/lines facing the wall. Each player at the front of the line has a ball and throws it against the wall, the rotates out for the player behind them in the line to receive the ball. Continue through the line.
Set up: 2 lines of players in partners set up across from each other with one ball per partner. Players are to pass to each other in their partners. The 2 players at the far end (donât have a ball) begin weaving in and out of players down their own side until they get to the opposite end. Players who have just weaved call for a ball from the far end to get passed to them. The player and the partner who are now at the far end without the ball begin to weave down themselves.
4 players, 3 balls. 1 player without the ball receives the ball from one of the players and returns it as quickly as possible. Then the second player throws their ball and the player in the middle has to return the ball etc. (chest, shoulder, bounce, overhead passes alternated.)Vary the length of the pass.
Facing the wall, at shoulder height players pass the ball continuously against the wall. Start 2 feet away from the wall and as players become more confident they can start to move away from the wall.
Good fundamental skills in partners. Any number of player can take part, one ball between 2 and wall space. You can get creative with rotational ideas but here are some: 1. Right hand wall taps. 2. Left hand wall taps 3. Overhead with two hands 4. Chest passes 5. Figure of 8 and 2 passes 6. Around your partner 7. Pass behind your back
Unlimited number of players, 1 ball between 2. Examples of movements you could use: Crunch and pass V sit overhead pass Little feet and chest pass Bicycle legs and pass
2x groups of 5+ players 1 ball 1/3 space One team to set up in a circle. Other team to line up one behind eachother. Team in the circle passes ball around eachother while one person from the other team runs around the outside of the circle. Running players run around once or twice. Passing players count how mayn time the balls made a complete circle. Teams swap over and try to beat the opposing team.
"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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