Set up: One ball, full court, 5+ players.
1. Players line up down the middle of the court, evenly spaced.
2. Ball starts at one end and will simply be passed down to each player.
3. Players have to make a movement and time this with receiving the ball.
4. Player recieves a pass then turns and passes down the line.
This simple drill is good for players to get the idea of the ball constantly travelling in a straight line.
Players have to learn to make a movement before receiving the ball.
Players should not be waiting to receive the ball, rather, be driving on to the ball.
Players should not wait to receive the ball, rather, be driving on to the ball.
Bring in defence to make this more challenging.
Players should alternate sides they drive to.
If you have a large squad you could have a competition between two lines.
Players stand in a line spaced down the length of the court and the player at the end starts with the ball.
When everyone is ready the next person in line runs out to receive the pass.
The receiver then pivots and throws to the next person who has run out to receive the pass. Once the ball gets to the other side the ball comes back in the same way.
Set up: one third space, one ball between two, cones (one between two).
One partner to be standing on the third line with the ball facing the baseline.
Other partner starts on the baseline, drives out to cone (about halfway down the third), turns and drives back to the baseline. Turns again and accelerates to partner who is holding the ball.
Play should recieve pass before the cone.
Half a court, 10 cones, elastic bungy x10.
Players line up on the baseline. On the coaches call they accelerate to the coned line.
Progression:Players lay face down with their toes on the baseline facing away from the cones. On the coaches call, players jump up, turn 180 degrees and accelerate towards the coned line.
Second progression: Players are in partners with a bungy cord. One player has bungy around waist, the other is resisting them moving forward.
*AUDIO DESCRIPTION ON* Set up: Four corners of about 2-3 players, 1/3 space, 2 balls. Balls start in opposing corners. Balls and player will be moving in an anti-clockwise rotation. Players from the corner without a ball drive on a diagonal into the third space and receive a pass from player with ball in front of them (corner to their right). Ball is received then passed on to the player at next corner, in anticlockwise direction. Player who drove joins the line they passed the ball to. The ball continues to rotate anticlockwise.
Set up: 8+ players, about a third area. Players set up evenly across 4 corners. Opposing players run into the middle and give each other a high five.
Set up: One ball, full court, 5+ players. 1. Players line up down the middle of the court, evenly spaced. 2. Ball starts at one end and will simply be passed down to each player. 3. Players have to make a movement and time this with receiving the ball. 4. Player recieves a pass then turns and passes down the line.
3-5 players, 1 ball, 1/2 court space. 1 player, the feeder stands on the third line with the ball. The other two players (workers) stand about 3 metres away facing away from the feeder. The workers jog away from the feeder. When the feeder calls "turn" or "go" both workers turn and drive towards the ball in anticipation to catch the pass. The feeder can choose either players to pass the ball to. This can be set up with two sets of workers and the feeder can alternate between each set of partners.
Set up: 10+ players, 5 cones, 3 balls, one third space. 1. Place 5 cones out in a star formation. 2. Players disperse themselves evenly behind the cones. 3. Start with 3 balls, players at the front of the line start with the ball. 4. Players choose who they are to pass to. 5. Once they have passed they then join the line the passed to.
Team forms a large circle. Two balls start at opposite sides of the circle. The balls are passed around clockwise to every second person. Both balls are trying to catch up with the other ball.
2 workers, 2 feeders, 2 balls, 1/3 court space. 1. Workers are in pairs. Starting in the middle of the feeders. Workers side step to the outside then back to centre of the court. 2. Feeders deliver a pass as workers cross over. Workers pass back. 3. Workers meet in the middle and navigate around eachother to receive a front pass from the feeders. 4. Workers pass back then straight drive towards the feeder, worker moves around the feeder. 5. Workers drive diagonallly from behind the feeder to receive a long pass from the opposite feeder in front of them.
Set up: Half a court, 10 cones, elastic bungy x10. Activity: Players line up on the baseline. On the coaches call they accelerate to the coned line. Progression:Players lay face down with their toes on the baseline facing away from the cones. On the coaches call, players jump up, turn 180 degrees and accelerate towards the coned line. Second progression: Players are in partners with a bungy cord. One player has bungy around waist, the other is resisting them moving forward.
It's important to not get pulled back for footwork. Players line up in two lines opposite each other with a feeder in the middle. To start the drill the front player passes to and receives back from the feeder and performer correct footwork before passing to the player in the opposite line.
Players are in partners with one ball between them. Activities are listed below, you can choose to do these in any order, repeat them or use a coach calls system. 1. Lunge jumps x2 squat and pass. 2. Ab twist and pass. 3. Long overhead pass. 4. Fast feet short passing. 5. Low ball, drive around, long ball. 6. Short high ball, over drive around, receive long pass.
Shooting circle, hoop, 3x cones, 1+ players. Players take a shot from the three chosen points around the shooting circle. Starting at the closest cone, when successful, the player moves out to the next cone.
8+ players, 2 balls, half court space. 1. Balls start in opposite corners. 2. Player at the front pass the ball diagonally across the square and joins the back of that line. 3. The player who receives the diagonal pass now sends a straight pass to the line opposite them and joins that line. 4. Passes are alternated.
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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