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Quick Coach: Footwork chase

CORE SKILLS

  • Agility
  • Speed
  • Turning
  • Reactions

THE STORY

“A ball carrier races into the channel and then turns to beat a chasing defender to the end of the channel.”

SET UP

Five cones and a ball.

HOW TO PLAY

  1. Put a ball carrier on a cone and a defender about 5m away.
  2. When the ball carrier moves, the defender can move.

  1. The ball carrier runs to the another cones and then sprints up the pitch, while the defender aims to catch them before they reach the end.
  2. Adjust the starting points to suit your players.
  3. Either the ball carrier must carry the ball in two hands or just one. Say before each chase.
  4. Swap the side the ball carrier starts.

DEVELOPMENTS

  • Have the chaser standing with their back to the ball carrier, but looking over their shoulder.
  • Have the chaser choose whether to start a little further back but they get extra kudos/points for chasing down the ball carrier.

NUMBERS

This is a quick game, so keep rotating the pairs.

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