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Line drills

This training session is designed to develop your players’ coordination and acceleration.

What this session is about

  1.  Improving co-ordination and lower-leg power.
  2.  Accelerating past a static defender.

What to think about

  •  Quick precise movements.
  •  Minimal ground contact time.
  •  Fluid transition from co-ordination to acceleration.

Set-up

Line drill
Place a pole on the ground with a cone 10m away.
X line drill
Place 2 poles on the ground to form an X with a cone 10m away.
1v1
Set out a 15m square.

Warm upSessionDevelopmentsGame SituationWarm Down
10 minutes10 minutes15 minutes15 minutes10 minutes

What you get your players to do

Line drill
Use the pole to perform a number of activities over then accelerate to the 10m cone.

  • 6 side-to-side jumps.
  • Side-to-side jumps forwards along the length of the pole.
  • Side-to-side jumps backwards along pole length.
  • 6 forwards and backwards jumps.
  • Forwards and backwards jumps along the pole length to the left.
  • Forwards and backwards jumps along the pole length to the right.
Perform a variety of movement drills across the line before accelerating out to the cone.

Perform a variety of movement drills across the line before accelerating out to the cone.


Development

X line drill

  • Use the X to make the players jump forwards, backwards and laterally in a variety of combinations before accelerating to the cone.
Perform a variety of more complex movements at the X before accelerating out to the cone.

Perform a variety of more complex movements at the X before accelerating out to the cone.


Game situation

1v1
Split your players into two teams. To “score a goal” the attacking player must dribble past the defender and into the “end zone”. Encourage the attacking player to perform a variety of feints before powerfully accelerating with the ball into space. Give each team a turn at attacking, the team with the most “goals” wins.

Player 1 attacks the end zone to the right. Encourage them to create space to accelerate into.

Player 1 attacks the end zone to the right. Encourage them to create space to accelerate into.


What to call out

  •  “Quick contact”
  •  “Work the ankles”
  •  “Accelerate”
  •  “Leg speed and arm drive”
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