Create a competition to get to the line, with the attacker either using speed or evasive skills to beat a defender coming from a different angle. This easy to set up activity can be run as a breakout from games or as a large group in lots of boxes. Mix up the players so sometimes... MORE
Speed passing and catching
Improve your players’ catch-pass techniques at speed so a player can take the ball at full speed. The players learn to adjust the pass to meet the receiver.
If a receiver can take the ball at pace without breaking stride they have more chance of exploiting defensive weaknesses.
- Put a feeder to the side of the box and two attackers 5m inside the box. Put a chaser 5m behind the second attacker.
- Pass the ball to the first attacker as they run forward. He races to a box in front of him and passes the ball to the next attacker.
- The next attacker must take the pass before they are caught by the chaser, who starts off at the same time as the player he is chasing.
- Adjust the starting positions to suit your players.
- Make the second channel wider. Put a ruck-pad holder in the middle of that channel.
- When the players start running forward, the pad holder steps slightly left or slightly right.
- The second attacker adjusts their line to go in or out, so the passer has to pass short or wide.