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Use this skills zone to explore 2 v 1s without contact. It is a bit slower than normal 2 v 1, allowing the players to think about deception. MORE
Here’s an activity that can be used both for a contact warm-up and for increasing the contact skills of less confident players. Progresses into full 1 v 1 contact.
Hands forward and out to catch and to tackle
In a 3m square have a 2 v 1, but the feeder can pass to either one of the three players. The players start at each end of the box. The ball carrier cannot dive to score, but has to get both his feet over the far end of the box. Develop further by putting 1 v 1, with both players 2m apart in the box, and then another player for each side at one of the corners.
In all these games, have lots of repetitions. Swap groups around, but be careful to manage size mismatches. Finish off with a 3 v 3 full contact game in a 10m long, 5m wide box. The two teams start 1-2m apart and you throw the ball to one group. Restart the same way after every infringement and then swap on another team after 30 seconds.