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How to drive the ball

What are the formations used to drive the ball to the shooting area
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Hi Matovu,

You can choose to play whichever formation suits your team best. The key to driving the ball forward, isn't dependent on formation but more on the intensity of your players movement and passes. If they can pass and drive with purpose and precision this will help your team be more effective at driving the ball to the shooting area. Practising this in training will help your team deliver this in matches. Here's a great drill to practice that.

Matt

Diamond Driving

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Set Up:

  • Two balls, four cones, 4-6 players.
  • Cones set up as a diamond, the two feeders opposite each other with a ball each.
  • Two players in the middle as attackers/receivers.
  • Attackers use ‘little feet’ to move around the other attacker in the middle.
  • Attackers then split and drive to the outside cones.
  • Feeders deliver a ball into the middle of the diamond.
  • Attackers receive the pass from their right and move around the other attacker with
  • ball in hand to deliver the ball to the opposite feeder.

Coaching Points:
  • Attackers are encouraged to have a strong drive out to the cones and back into the middle, driving onto the ball is crucial with the feeders delivering the ball slightly in front of the attackers.
  • Attackers to keep eyes up whilst moving around each other in the middle.

Common Errors:

  • Attackers keep eyes down when moving around each other.
  • Defenders need to vary up their approach i.e. man on, arms up, area defence.

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