Split players into pairs with 1 ball between them and set up as diagram (half a third each if available).
Black C is the feeder and has the ball. The white C is the worker and will be working for 2 minutes and will then swap roles with the black C.
The worker works for 2 minutes trying to complete as many circuits of the star as possible in the 2 minutes.
The feeder can only pass the ball to the worker when they are driving forwards to start with.
The worker needs to ensure that they push off their outside foot to change pace and direction when driving towards the feeder.
The worker needs to have their head up and on their toes at all times ready to receive the ball. Keeping their eye on the ball.
The feeder needs to ensure that they don't pass the ball to early or too late (worker should not be stood still waiting for the ball). Timing and accuracy of the pass is paramount.
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Develop your team's fitness and all round game awareness, with the use of this challenging session
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Players must sprint facing forward out around the red cone. After reaching it they should quickly change direction and sprint diagonally back to the blue cone.
Players' heads must always be facing forwards (looking over their shoulder when running backwards).
Repeat several times. Resting time for players is waiting for their team-mates to complete this running drill.
Designed to work your players hard - working on their cardiovascular endurance and their plyometric strength
Heel Flicks: Kick your heels up to your bum. Moving at 60% pace.
Side-steps: Face the base line from where you started. Players should side-step across, making sure they do not let their feet touch. Moving at 50% pace.
Star Jumps: Explosive jumps, with wide arms and legs.
Raised Knees: Jog across diagonally, raising knees to a 90 degree angle (can hold out hands to provide a target height). Moving at 60% pace.
Side-steps: Same again, this time facing the other direction. Moving at 50% pace.
Power Jumps: Starting from a crouched position players must jump up, with arms raised above their head.
Twisties: Rotate upper body from one side to the other with your arms while running diagonally across the area. Moving at 40% pace.
Sprint back: Players run back to the start line at 100% speed.
2 Feeders and 1 worker.
It's very important that the worker lands on the outside foot every time she catches the ball to be able to step with the other foot towards her next intended pass.
minimum of 8 players set up in square grid as shown in picture Ball is passed round the square with players timing their move so that they run onto the ball at an angle towards the middle of the square.
4 players 1 ball 1 player is the worker 1 semi active defender and 1 feeder and 1 player catching the pass. The ball is fed into the worker who has to pass the ball left or right past the dfenders to the player behind the defender. After the player has caught the ball she passes it to the original feeder to start the practice again.
For this drill your players will need to get into groups of 4, with 1 ball between them. 2 players work inside the grid whilst the other 2 stand on opposite sides. The defending player is only allowed to stay on the line (marked out with cones). The player without the ball starts next to defender and can only receive the ball behind the defender. The feeding player with the ball has to pass the ball to this player, aiming to pass without having the ball intercepted. On receiving the pass this player pivots and passes the ball to the other player.
In pairs moving up the court passing the ball to each other while side hopping and facing each other at all time.
Teams of 3 or 4. Each team numbers themselves 1-2-3-4 and has one ball. The ball should be passed around the team in numerical orders whilst moving around the set area. Variation after having passed the ball, the player can try and intercept the ball from the other teams (give ball back on interception). 3 second rule applies for the team pasing their ball around.
Put your players into pairs, about 2-3 metres apart from one another with one ball. Using one hand players must lob pass to one another (don't forget to transfer your weight onto your front foot when passing).
One player always passes the ball straight and the other always passes the ball diagonally. Both players are catching and throwing the ball with one hand and at shoulder height.
Split your players into groups of three, with one ball per group. Player 2's job is to hold their space (screening) behind the defender (player X), leading slightly with one shoulder. When the feeder lifts the ball over player X player 2 must move to receive the pass and then hold/ protect the ball.
Set up 4 lines of players down a third. 2 lines at each end, facing each other, 1, 2, 3, 4 A1 passes to A2, and runs in front of A2 to receive the ball back. A2 Passes to A1 and runs to in front of where A1 was. A1 passes to A3 and the same happens at the other side. Players join the end of the lines at the other side.
W with ball may pass the ball to any of the feeders on the outside of the channel and move to receive the ball back. The player then throws to another feeder in order to work a way through to the other end of the tunnel. Defender attempts to delay the players progress or intercept the ball. When player reaches the other side or when defender intercepts roles are reversed. Point scored each time player reaches other side.
4 red players load the first four cones on the tree. Players with the ball start at one end of the court and pass the ball to the next player on the cone, after the player has received the ball they pass it on again and follow their pass and stand on the cone. When the players reach the other end of the court they wait with their ball until all the balls are at this end and then the practice can start again but in reverse.
The player with the ball starts by passing using a shoulder pass to the player opposite them They sprint to follow their pass to the back of the opposite line Next player shoulder passes then follows the ball, joining the back of the opposite line. Drill should be continuous.
The red players around the outside square have a ball each and move anti-clockwise around the box. Red players must make a pass inside to the blue players when they are on a corner and receive the return pass when they reach the half way point down the line. They then play another one-two pass receiving the return pass on the corner of the square.
Player 2 feeds the ball to Player 1 before sprinting forward to receive the ball. Player 2 then returns the ball to Player 1, sprints onto the third line and then back to receive a 2nd high pass and then feed onto 3. Repeat
Players pass the ball clock wise. After each pass the player runs to touch the cone of the player in the opposite direction they passed to and then runs back to their own cone.
Set out grids 5 by 5 m. For the practice 1 player on each corner with 1 ball between 4. Player passes ball clock wise and after pass moves to touch the cone in the middle of the square and back out again.
Set out Grids 5 players to one gird. 1 ball. Player after passing the ball run around the outside cone and continue to the next cone to wait for the next pass.
"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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