Use this activity to develop evasive movement before contact. The players start with a jump before accelerating, changing angles and then accelerating away again. Ideal as a warm up exercise. MORE
Passing from the ground up
Isolate the ball carrier’s arms and upper body so he can work on his catching and passing skills in a fun and innovative way. By focusing initially on just the arms and hands, you can ingrain the right body movements for proper passing actions – then put the passer under pressure.
- Get the players to line up 5m apart as if they were passing the ball along the line.
- The player in the middle lies on his back.
- The standing players pass the ball to the player on the ground who then passes to the next player who is standing.
- Then go back in the other direction.
- At first players will try to PUSH the ball as in a basketball chest pass but reinforce that they MUST pass in the same way as if they were standing up.
- Then get the middle player to kneel/sit while passing.
- Increase realism by adding a defender and having the middle player first walk then run to the ball before passing.
- Further develop by having a defender coming forward to pressurise the pass.
- Hands out to receive the ball.
- Pass the ball across the body and release it to the next player.
- Hands pointed towards receiving player (it will go to the left or right of the receiver if they do not).