Shooter sprints out to circle edge and, on return, receives a pass.
Shooter must balance, shoot, rebound then return ball to player 1. She continues until 5 goals have been scored - running to a different cone each time, then swap with the feeder. Vary the place at which the feeder stands.
Then introduce a defender.
One player, the feeder, starts on the edge of the circle. The other player, the worker (number 1 in the diagram) runs around one of the cones set out on the edge of the shooting circle, then drives back into the circle to receive the ball before making the shot.
Shooter collects the successful shot or rebound, passes back out to the feeder and repeats with an alternative cone.
Blue player 1 dodges to receive from blue 2. The player inside the circle then returns the pass and dodges again.
Before being allowed to make the shot the circle player must receive 5 passes.
After 5 passes the defender takes the rebound, moves out of the circle and becomes the feeder so all 3 players rotate.
White player 1 throws to Red player 1 and then follows in to mark and catch the rebound from the Red player's shot.
The White player returns the ball to the next player in their line and joins the back of the Red player's line.
The Red player in turn joins the back of the White player's line.
Play 5 on 5 or 6 on 6, attack v defence! Every time the defender is marking the attacker from 3 feet they get a point. See how many points each group can get within the limited time period! After one minute swap attack and defence around to see which team can score the most points!
After players have made a pass they must then run to any cone on the outside of the court and touch it before re-joining the game. Depending on the ability of your players, you can condition the game so the defenders must follow them to the cone.
Two equal teams The team on the outside have to run a relay around the outside of all the cones (each player runs around once). Meanwhile the players in the middle have to pass the ball around the smaller square and see how many times they can pass the ball around their square in the time it takes the other team to all round the outside. Swap teams.
Set up: Split players into runners and shooters - no more than 4 shooters at one time who start in the shooting circle, each with a ball. The runners line up on the middle transverse line facing the shooters. The Aim: Shooters need to score 50 goals before the runners finish their shuttles. They can shoot from anywhere in the circle and must keep count themselves. The runners must complete 20 lengths of the two thirds before the shooters score their 50 goals. Each time the runners touch an end line that counts as 1 shuttle run. When both groups have finished change the 4 shooters this means some players will be running again which is good for their fitness and all players will run twice. You could allow them to complete 15 shuttles if they are struggling.
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