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Drills for movement in the attacking circle?

What are the best drills to train GS and GA timely movement in the attacking circle?

there are a number of drills on here that help teach shooters to have good movement skills on this site.  but it depends on what skills you are wanting to work on as circle movement comes in many different ways.  

basic movement would be having them moving out to the edge of the circle and driving back in, so have cones around the edge and have the players go from the center to each cone to retrieve the ball in the circle.

have the shooter go to a cone on the edge of the cirlce next to the baseline and then drive to a pass on the opposite side of the circle, driving on the baseline.

there is a drill on here where the 2 shooters work in a triangle type setup driving from the edge of the cirle to the ring, that is a good one.

teaching the split, and split pass to the outside of the circle.

teaching the shooters to defend (go look up drills on how to defend side on or from behind) so that they can control the circle more.

lead and follow drills.  where one of the shooters passes to someone on the outside of the circle, and then follows the pass, and then the other shooter fills her now vacant space by a drive.

basic fast passes and decision making.  the key to good goal circle work, is making very fast decisions and strong passes into the space where the shooter is expected to be.  there are number of good drills on here that teaches good decision making.

any player in the circle needs to have very strong and reactive footwork.   so lots of footwork drills so that they can move quickly in the circle.  so getting the players on their toes (balls of their feet), ready to make a quick breaky, change of direction, spin, dodges, are very important to working the circle.  so footwork drills teaching preliminary moves is also good.

cutting the circle in half (top and bottom) and only really having one shooter in each area, and if one moves out, then the lead and follow techniques is used.

hope some of this helps.

Thanks so much for your detailed reply. I will try and focus more on the drills you mentioned. :)

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