The feeders are positioned adjacent to one another, instead of opposite - with an attacker and defender inside the square.
Within the square, there will be 2 defenders and 1 attacker.
The attacker can offload to either feeder.
However, if the attacker cannot get free within 3 seconds OR the attacker is holding the side of the free feeder - the ball can swing to the free feeder.
The ball can only be swung once, at which point it must be passed to the attacker.
The attacker must still try to get free each time for the first feed.
The practice allows the attacker to work on a 2 on 1 situation.
The attacker must think about how they can shift the defenders to get free, without contacting either.
If the attacker is struggling to get free, highlight the idea of isolating one defender and working off the other.
The attack should recognise how setting up early and working at speed, releasing the ball will allow them to get free more easily.
The feeders must also recognise when the attacker is struggling to get free and use the swing to open the attacker up.
You can challenge the attacker to complete a set number of passes consecutively without a mistake or a touch from the defender - for example 5 consecutive passes before they can switch out of the square.
To challenge the defence you could set a condition that they may only switch out if they interrupt the practice - either a tip or interception.
The feeders are positioned adjacent to one another, at the top and side of the circle - with a shooter and defender inside the circle.
The shooter can offload to either feeder.
If the shooter cannot get free within 3 seconds OR the attacker is holding the side of the free feeder - the ball can swing to the free feeder.
The ball can only be swung once, at which point it must be passed to the shooter.
The shooter must still try to get free each time for the first feed.
Once the shooter has receieved the ball they can put up a shot.
Split group into 3 equal teams. Ideally 6 per team.
Split court in half. Half of the defence and attack are restricted to defending half of court while the rest of the players are restricted to attacking half of the court.
i 4s 1 ball. 2 feeders with the ball. GS and GK in the circle GS has to get free to receive the ball and if she feels she is in a shooting position she can take the shot or she feeds the ball back to the other feeder.(the one that did not pass the original ball).
Set up two squares side by side about 4 x 4m each.
Have a Feeder positioned at the top of each square, with an Attacker and a Defender in one of the squares.
The Feeder next to the box of the Attacker passes the ball to the Attacker, and the Defender tries to intercept. If the Attacker receives the ball they pass to the other Feeder and then run into the other box to receive the ball back. In this way they swing from side to side, trying to get free for every pass.
The Attacker can pass back to either Feeder
Player 1 (centre ) passes the ball to Player 2 (GA) who has to make a move to cut free. As player 2 receives the ball player 3 (WA) should also make a cut and run to receive the ball at the top of the circle. Player 4 (GS) runs in and out to receive the ball under the basket and shoots to score from close. Every player follows their own pass and becomes that position for the next ball. GS comes back to the centre and joins the back of the queue.
Pass and Get Set up: 5+ players, 1 ball, 1/3 space Two lines of players (one behind each other) face a stationary feeder. Front two players from each line drive out on a diagonal towards sideline. Feeder delivers ball to one of the drivers. The player who did not receive the ball is to drive towards the player with the ball and receive a pass. The player who received the first pass the drives towards the stationary feeder to get an âinterceptâ. The player who intercepted now becomes the stationary feeder for the next two players who drive out. Both of the other players involved go to the back on the line.
Players are all lined uu on a line with a cone 5 metre either side of line. Coach either points left and right or says left or right players have to react touchthe relevant cone and get back to the middle.
Blues are the rats. Whites are the rabbits. On the command 'Rats', the rats run to the next 1/3 line with the rabbits chasing them. Return to the centre line and give the next command.
1/3 space, 2 balls, 4+ players. 1. 2 players to stand on the sidelines with a ball each. 2. The other two players to stand side by side in the middle (one attack, one defence). 3. Attacking player to drive to the sideline to receive a pass, reset in the middle and receive a pass from the other sideline passer. 4. Players to catch one pass from each sideline is considered as one set. 5. Defender to actively defend.
Players work in groups of 3, with two players inside the grid and 1 outside with the ball. The outside player (1) passes the ball inside to the player on their team (2) and then runs inside the square to receive the pass back. After this player 2 runs out of the opposite side of the grid to receive a return pass from player 1 before restarting the drill. Player continue working in this way until the defender intercepts the ball. At that point the defender swaps with the player that lost the ball.
Player 1 runs to the cone in the centre. On reaching it the player should make an explosive movement to either side of the cone (running in the direction of one of the outside cones). The feeder (player 2) then feeds the ball into player 1. Players swap roles and repeat.
4 players 1 ball 2 feeders with the ball have to feed the ball to a Attacker that is tightly marked by a defender. Each time the attacker receives the ball she feeds it back to the feeder that did not pass the ball to her.
In groups of 6 or 7 set up as below. Before receiving the ball the player must roll before receiving the ball. Ball should advance through the court in a straight line.
For the first few run throughs blue 1 is a static defender. White 1 steps across the defender with their right foot, pivoting on the left and then rolls around the back of blue 1 (turning her back) to receive the ball from X.
Set up 2 lines of cones of, with 5m across between each cone and line. Players with the ball start on the right channel and the players without the ball in the left. Player without the ball runs ahead to the cone just in front of the cone the player cuts to the other line to receive the ball. On receiving the ball the 2nd player in the left channel starts to run and cut to receive the ball from this player. etc last player receiving the ball walks it back to the start.
In a designated area, using lines or cones, the white team must attempt to dodge past each defending player. Defending players can only use sideways movements in order to prevent this.
To be played in groups of 8. 2 defenders stand in each section of the court. 2 attackers work their way down the court passing the ball between them. They must make a given number of passes in each third before progressing to the next third. Defenders must stay within their own third. Progression You could put 3 defenders in each third.
*AUDIO DESCRIPTION ON* 4 players. 1 feeder starts with the ball approximately on the 3rd line in shooting 3rd. 1 defender stands front on to feeder with 1 attacker screening this defender (see coaching points if unsure on setup). Other attacker to stand on the opposite side to the side being screened. They are to either drive across the pair or cut behind them to receive a pass from the feeder. The screening attacker then rolls off the defender and receives a pass in the space.
Player 2 holds space (screening) facing X, either infront or to the side. Player 2 turns to receive the ball from player 1 on signal. Could work this in the circle so the worker receives the ball,turns and shoots.
Player stands behind a line. Feeder has a ball. On a command white 1 sprints out and receives a ball from Blue 1.
In 3s. One player has the ball. The other two stand behind a line - 1 attacker, 1 defender. On a command from the feeder, the attacker drives out to receive the ball and the defence tries to intercept.
In Pairs. Blue players stand in front of white. White players run towards one line, sudden change of direction and sprint back to try and lose the defence. Defence start as static defence, then become active.
Select 2 lines. On the whistle, sprint to either line and then resume middle position.
Set up two squares side by side about 4 x 4m each. Have a Feeder positioned at the top of each square, with an Attacker and a Defender in one of the squares. The Feeder next to the box of the Attacker passes the ball to the Attacker, and the Defender tries to intercept. If the Attacker receives the ball they pass to the other Feeder and then run into the other box to receive the ball back. In this way they swing from side to side, trying to get free for every pass. 6-8 reps and then swap over Feeders can swing the ball (pass between each other) The Attacker can pass back to either Feeder
"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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