Cutting, Feeds, Picks
This drill is excellent for teaching players to move the ball around the perimeter and allow developments in the middle of the 8 meter arc. Players look to see the plays develop and time feeds to the attacker in the middle.
Description of Drill-Execution
Set up 4 cones around the perimeter of the 12 meter arc. Have an offensive player at each cone who works on long passes around the arc to the other players.
In the middle of the 8 meter arc will be an offensive player and a defensive player. The player on offense is looking to time cuts, and get open for feeds from the players working the ball on the perimeter. The defensive player in the 8 meter arc works for interceptions and knock downs.
After the ball is fed to the middle the player will catch and work for a shot on goal. After a shot on goal is taken, or a turn over – another ball will be started right away on the perimeter and the play continues. Have players work for 1 – 2 minutes in the middle to maximize practice time and develop the proper habits.
- Defensive Positioning
Variations/Progression/Increased difficulty (As your players improve their skills incorporate the following…)
There are a couple variations for this drill such as to make a drill a race to see who can slalom fastest without dropping the ball.
Or have the players execute dodges in a specific order. Ex: pull right, pull left, roll dodge, switch hands dodge.