Author Information

Author Name:

Leslie Frank

Author School:

 

 

Drill Specs

Drill Theme:

Cutting-Feeding-Picks

Field Position:

Offense, Midfield, Defense

Drill Style:

Skill, Conditioning

Time Needed:

10 min

Field Location:

Full Field

Skill Level:

Intermediate

 

Objective

To work on change of speed and direction, lateral movement and multiple high speed cuts.

Description of Drill-Execution

Start by setting up cones in a zigzag pattern across the width of the field. Create patterns of cutting and passing that are fun, and then become competitive. 2 lines of players at the side line, Balls in both lines. Players weave in and out of the cones and pass at the middle cones.

Drill Diagram: 

Skills Practiced:

  1. Ball Movement
  2. High Speed Cuts
  3. Long Passes
  4. Change of Speed and Direction

Variations/Progression/Increased difficulty (As your players improve their skills incorporate the following…)

Instead of wrapping around the cones and crossing at the middle cone, players pass then change direction at the cones. Also you can set up 2 grids and split the team in half. One half of each team on opposite ends of the field. One ball for each team, teams compete in a shuttle weave, relay. First team to return to their starting position wins. To create a more complex weave and shorten the distance between cones to create tighter cuts and more intense change of direction.

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