Emphasis: Passing the ball forward to a target and traveling to support the play.
Set-up:40 x 40 yard grid. 12players. Two teams of 4players are positionedinside the grid. The remaining four
playersare split into two groupsof two and positioned atopposite ends of the gridto act as targets.
The grid is divided into two by ahalfway line of cones.
Objective:Both teams begin in one half of the grid. Both teams compete for possession of the ball.
The possession game is restricted to one half of the grid until the ball is played to a target at the opposite end.
Players must attempt to quickly pass the ball in the air to a target at the opposite end of the grid. In the above diagram
player (A) passed to player (B). Player (B) passed to player (C) who has played the ball forward to one of the opposite
target players. After switching the ball both teams must travel into the other half of the grid and continue with the
possession game. The target players are restricted to two touches and mustpass to whichever team passed to them.
Points are awarded for a successful pass to a target player fromthe opposite half of the grid. Rotate the teams after
a designated period of time.
Progressions:1. Target players limited to one touch to encourage the supporting players to support quickly.
2. Two touch restriction on all other players.
Coaching Points:· Sharp accurate passing – keep the ball moving.· Pass the ball until an opportunity to play
forward arises.· Play forward early and often.· Communication between players is vital.
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