in Warm Ups
Three-part session teaching players to receive on the half-turn and break defensive lines. By DAVID PONCIA MORE
This simple and fun activity is perfect for use on match days, allowing you to warm up your players with a quick burst of movement and a focus on ABCs
Great for any age group, getting brains warmed up with gentle running and getting players to concentrate and think about what they have to do. Simple but very effective.
Set up as shown in the diagram with you in the middle and players stationed on cones around the perimeter of the centre circle.
The players react and move to your call, as follows:
Go left – players side step continuously to the left
Go right – players side step continuously to the right
Two left or one right – players move one or two cones to the side called Middle – players run into the coach and jockey backwards out Go – the players sprint across the area and switch places with the player opposite
You can also increase the difficulty by combining calls
Players must be alert and on their toes at all times. They must be able to adjust their feet quickly for every new instruction.