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Kick & Follow-up Hands

Focus
Hard Running, Front & Square.
Skills
Handballing, Kick Long, Shepherd.
Purpose
Defenders and midfielders are encouraged to run forward to the next contest after kicking. This drill teaches players to sprint after their kick to become a running handball option for players upfield.
group
Players
16+
profile
Ages
11+
ball
Balls
1+
cone
Cones
4
distance
Distance (max)
80m
  • Setup

    Two (2) lines at each of stations (A), (B), (C) and (D). The left cone player marks, gives a return handball and stays at the station, the right cone player kicks and runs to the next station.
  • Step 1

    (A2) runs, steadies and kicks long to leading (B1), then sprints to the next contest to receive a return handball from (B1)
    Marking players (A1, B1, C1 and D1) stay at the same station but move to the next cone.
    Kicking players (A2, B2, C2 and D2) follow their kick, sprinting to the next station
    Some players forget to sprint after kicking and need to concentrate on this
  • Step 2

    (A2) handballs to second player at the station (B2), then follows behind shepherding and instructing
    (A2) joins line (B1)
  • Step 3

    (B2) runs, steadies and kicks long to (C1) before sprinting forward to the next contest and receiving a return handball from (C1)
  • Step 4

    (B2) handballs to (C2), then follows behind shepherding and instructing
    (B2) joins line (C1)
  • Step 5

    (C2) now takes-off towards (D1). The drill continues in this pattern around the square, with the player kicking down the line, then following-up inside.
  • Step 6

    After 7 minutes, change the direction to clockwise or vice-versa.
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Groups of
group
8
Ages
profile
13 +
Balls/grp
ball
1
Cones
cone
1
Distance (max)
distance
15m
Focus
Skills under pressure, Run & Carry.
Skills
Shepherd, Crumb.
Players
group
20+
Ages
profile
13 +
Balls
ball
6+
Cones
cone
6
Distance (max)
distance
160m
Focus
Hard Running, Front & Square, Forward line delivery, Goalkicking.
Skills
GoalKicking, Kicking, Handballing, Crumb.
Players
group
18+
Ages
profile
15 +
Balls
ball
1+
Cones
cone
8
Distance (max)
distance
80m
Focus
Skills under pressure, Decision Making, Run & Carry, Goalkicking, Stoppages.
Skills
GoalKicking, Handballing, Tackle, Shepherd, Crumb.
Players
group
12+
Ages
profile
15 +
Balls
ball
1
Cones
cone
6
Distance (max)
distance
60m
Focus
Skills under pressure, Decision Making, Run & Carry.
Skills
Tackle, Shepherd, Handball Quick.
Players
group
15+
Ages
profile
15 +
Balls
ball
1
Cones
cone
6
Distance (max)
distance
30m
Skills
Shepherd, Handball Quick.
drill
Players
group
25+
Ages
profile
11 +
Balls
ball
2+
Cones
cone
10
Distance (max)
distance
160m
Skills
GoalKicking, Kick Long, Shepherd, Crumb.
Players
group
18+
Ages
profile
6 +
Balls
ball
3+
Cones
cone
6
Distance (max)
distance
40m
Skills
Kick Long.
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