This session is set up so that as players arrive they can easily join in without you needing to stop or change the session. The arrival activity shown here is geared towards closing down the opposition in midfield. Set up You need balls, bibs and cones in an area 20×20 yards. Numbers build up as... MORE
Place a large cone or pole at one end of each channel. The players are divided into two teams and start at the opposite end.
The first player dribbles a ball up the channel, around the cone, and back to their team mates.
The starting player then links arms with the second player on their team and they dribble the ball up the channel, around the cone, and back to their team mates.
Each time an extra player joins the chain gang until all the players are in the chain.
The whole team must negotiate the course and the turn without breaking and keeping their ball under control.
If at any time the chain breaks they must start again from the line without adding an extra link.
Teamwork, strength, balance.
Area: 40×30 yards divided into two 40×15 yard
Players: 12, 2 teams of 6
Equipment: Cones, 2 balls
What To Call Out
“Keep the ball close”
“Don’t break the chain”
All players have to dribble a ball with them when they join the chain.
Play best of three or five races and change the starting player as they must work harder.