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what passing drills to use on player with ACL rupture

I have a player recovering from ACL rupture and would some advice on what passing drill to introduce him to

Hi Rebecca,

It does depend on how far into their recovery they are. It's very important that they recover fully before going back into high impact and intense drills, and definitely have them avoid contact with other players.

Although it may seem tedious for the player, I would start with really basic dribble and passing, helping them get used to running with the ball and passing whilst on the move. The drill attached is a good example.

You don't want them performing drills with lots of twisting and turning until they are fully recovered and so stick with forward motion drills. Also make sure they do lots of strength work as they will need to build up their leg muscles to strengthen the knee and avoid a relapse. 

Hope this helps! 

Chloe

Dribble & Pass

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Set up a square roughly 10m x 10m.

Have a few players at each corner.

In 2 of the corners (diagonal) a player starts with a ball. They run clockwise around the square, when they get halfway to the next corner they pass the ball to a player there.

In this way the ball continually is passed clockwise around the square.

Once each player has passed a few times switch to anti-clockwise. 


Coaching Points:
  • Quick dribbling with both feet, inside and outside
  • Go around cones
  • Eyes up whilst dribbling and passing
  • Importance of force applied to the ball so that it arrives at the feet of the next person quickly but is easy for them to control.
  • Player receiving the ball should control it with the back foot to be half turned ready to run straight away

I wish my country kenya could have a dedicated federation that invests in their coaches .....how long did it take you to be a coach chloe pepper ??
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