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Drills to avoid Obstruction

What are good drills to demonstrate obstruction and more importantly how to avoid obstruction

Hi Ian,

A great way to teach how to avoid obstruction is to develop your players movements off the ball, particularly once they have passed, to move to create space and not obstruct any opposition players. 

The best drills are in the Movement Off the Ball section and this is my personal favourite!

Encourage players to get ahead after making a pass to avoid crowding the receiver where they're likely to be penalised for obstruction.

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Practice starts with player 3 passing the ball to player 2. Who in turn passes the ball to player 1.
Player 3 has run towards the top of the circle to receive the ball form player 1 and shoots at goal.


Rotation of players - 1 moves to 2, 2 moves to 3, 3 moves to 1.


Coaching Points:
  • Important to pass to each others forehand
  • High ball speed.so that the player running does not have to wait for the final pass but can run on to it
  • Keep low and keep stick on the ground ready to receive the ball.
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