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Alligators in the swamp

WHY USE IT

Perfect for pre-season, this session helps players brush up on their passing, their runs off the ball, dribbling and close range finishing.

 

SET UP

Set up an area of 50×30 yards with five-yard end zones filled with cones. Goals are a further five yards outside the area. We have used 10 players plus keepers and a coach as server. If you have odd numbers, use a floater inside the main area. You need cones, balls, bibs and two goals.

 

HOW TO PLAY

Inside the main area teams try to keep possession until they see the opportunity to dribble through the swamp at either end. If they get through the swamp without hitting a cone (alligator) they can score in the goal by passing the ball in with accuracy but not power. If they hit an alligator the attack stops and possession is given to the other team. If they score they keep possession and must attack the opposite end. Once an attacker has entered the swamp, no one else can go in until he has shot.

 

COACHING POINTS

Good technique should be praised as there are a lot of decisions to make when taking a run through the cones. Finishing is important here, after the hard work of getting through the cones.

 

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