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What's an exciting drill to find space and improve timing of passes?

I would like a drill that encourages the girls to find space and improve timing of throws.

what one group of players finds fun and exciting another finds dull and boring.  the answer to this question lies more in the age and skill of your players.  maybe find a drill they havent done before, and one that challenges them, but doesnt feel impossible.  quite often just adding another ball or player to an existing drill, making it a competition between 2 groups, or even allow the person who is trying the hardest to control a group strength activity,  will add a enough change for them to engage in the activity.  if you are looking for new ideas there are a heap of drills in here.  find one and then adapt it to what your girls would learn from.  

Hi Karen.  I like to use a clear & drive routine up and down the court which can have as many variations as you can think of to mix it up.  You can also have two lines running the full length of the court with players racing against each other to complete a set number of routines.  A basic starter is up to 8 players line up down the court with the first player close to the goal line with the ball(toss in air to start drill).  The rest of the players have to complete a clearing run in sequence around a cone set at a slight angle behind them say 5m away and meet the ball passed in a straight line down to the other goal end. End players clear to edge of circle and drive in to receive and drill continues in reverse direction. Change it up e.g. alternate left & right clears, add in a dodge or roll before clear, forward clear, turn in air catch, floating defenders etc... Encourage players to time clear and drive to meet the ball so it moves up and down court as quickly as possible in a straight line with eyes on ball at all times i.e. no turning away during the clear. I also like the "Star Drill" on Sportplan as it encourages clearing, timing & spatial awareness but run players throught it covering both left & right side starts so they get used to performing on both sides.  Good Luck.

thank you so much thats exactly what i wanted

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