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Im doing some training with the team and i need some good training sessions which will help with controling of the ball and i also have some juniors in the team as well
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Hi Gwenllian, I use a lot of the drills from 'Moving with the ball' drill category. These really focus on keeping the ball on the stick and controlling the ball whilst on the move. I think a key coaching point is to ensure that they players focus on keeping their heads up and not focusing too much on the ball. This is important during matches as when a player is travelling with the ball they should be looking around to see the where the space is, where their fellow player are and make decisions on their next pass. I've attached a drill that is great for practicing this and is not too complicated so you can use this with your juniors.

Hope that helps - Chloe

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To improve running with the ball and changing direction players have to run around the cones creating a figure of eight as they go around the centre cone before then running out and around the outer blue cone.

Players must dribble forehand around the middle cone and then reverse the stick around the outside cone.


Coaching Points:

Make sure players don't compromise control for speed. Get the skill right before increasing the intensity and pace.

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