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!
3 feet away then put your hands up, balanced with knees bent, feet at shoulder distance apart, whole feet on the ground, not just toes.
After 60 secs repeat the same drill for 30 seconds, and then for 15 seconds.
Come the end of this game give the winning team high praise and a pat on back. The winning team can now think up a penalty for the losing side, ie. 10x sprints, 10xpress ups, 10x, star jumps...
You will be surprised at what they come up wth as a penalty!
Develop your team's defending skills with this session, by focusing on closing down the opposition and denying them space
This session looks at developing your players defending skills focusing on how to effectively limit the space for the shooters in the circle, remaining ball side to gain possession of the ball.
Players will be focusing on forcing the error and making that all important interception to turn over the ball to increase their teams success on goal.
Players work in groups of 5 - 3 passing players on the outside of the triangle, one attacking player in the middle and one defender who is marking the central player.
The defender has to prevent the attacker from getting free to receive a pass from the outside players.
Players run in pairs along the length of the court.
The defender runs alongside the attacker, trying to keep the attacker on the outside edges of the channel by turning their body as the attacker jogs/ changes direction.
Do this four times and then swap roles.
Player 4 marks player 3 while aiming to intercept the pass between the two blue players (feeders).
If Player 4 makes their move too soon the feeders should try to play the ball over the defender's head to player 3.
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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Cup final season is upon us! That's why we take a look at how to best prepare your players for the end of season showdowns!
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