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Distance between the Cones

I would like to see the distances between the cones shown for most of the exercises

Hi Graham,

Distance between cones is usually dependent on skill level and the style of pass you are using. Can you be a little more specific about which drills you are referring to? If you use the add attachment button and add the drill from Sportplan I should be able to help.

Josh

Hi Josh, No particular drills, I am coaching a primary team and have felt a number of times it would help if the distance was shown

Hi Graham,

At a primary level, your main focus will be on pushing the ball. In this case, 5 yard passing should be the focus.

When dribbling, start by having the children carry the ball on the open side at walking speed over 10 yards. Progress by increasing the pace. If you feel the children are comfortable, then have them weave in and out of cones (1 yard distance between each), again only on the open side. Progress by installing the indian dribble in.

Hope this helps,

Josh

Thanks Josh, I appreciate your advice, Graham

Re Indian dribble, I find the hardest part is to get learners to stop the right hand grabbing the stick tightly.

I've come across that issue before. I usually solve it by having players practice moving the ball left to right by only having their left hand on the stick. This is effectively what we do when we do it in practice and seems to help reinforce to players that we don't need to be squeezing the stick.
Depending on age however, some children may struggle to hold the stick and input the power to move the ball as well.

It could be as simple as having the children balance the stick on the palm of the right hand. Once this is done, have them tightly grip the top of the stick with the left hand (emphasising left hand tight, right hand open) and have them turn the stick over by rotating the left wrist. Once they have this down, have them close the right hand without gripping and do the same.
This could help them understand what you are looking for when it comes to the indian dribble.

Let me know what you think,

Josh

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