Drill: Develop aggressive sprinting with the ball
Improves fast running with the ball over longer distances. Players have to get their heads up and show composure and awareness to avoid other players.
- Use cones to mark out area
- 15 - 20 meters from start to first gate
- 15 - 20 meters to first cone
- 20 - 25 meters to last cone
- Supply of balls
Team game. Four teams. Player has to run as quickly as possible, through gates. They must show composure, awareness and dribbling skills to avoid other players. Players must show acceleration to quickly do a U turn, back through traffic, run through gates and back to group. Either individual races or team competition.
- Encourage quick running, head up, with the ball
- For increased fitness, condition the drill so the same player has to go twice
- For younger players shorten the distance, but repeat two or three times
This is a speed and power drill, so ensure that the quality of the running and turning is good.
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