For improving players, turning with the ball while keeping it under control is an important development phase. Key to this are practising different turning techniques and developing spatial awareness (knowing when and where to turn). Here are five great drills and activities that will help your players keep control when they are turning with the ball.... MORE
You act as the umpire.
The object of the game is for the attacking team to drive a low ball through the opponent’s zone. If the ball exits the zone because of a poor touch or without a touch a point is scored.
Players should work off two touches, one to control and then one to return the ball. Alternatively, the player can choose to pass to a team mate who then must hit the ball first time.
If a point is scored, possession returns to the scoring team who then serves the ball.
Improves ball control both on the ground and in the air. Limited pressure fun game.
Eye on the ball, judging weight and angle of pass and flight when the ball is in the air. How to take pace off the ball (cushion) and set up for return.
Area: Two 10×20 yards long split in two with 10 yards between the channels
Equipment: Cones, balls
What To Call Out
“Take a touch”
- Set up in the same way as in the initial game but allow chip shots and swerves.
- Increase the distance between the zones from 10 yards to 20 yards to encourage lofted balls. This will demand greater accuracy from passing players as over-hit balls will not count.