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Handball While Being Tackled

Focus
Skills under pressure.
Skills
Tackle.
Purpose
When a player is being tackled, it's vital they don't let their opponent pin their arms and can give a handball to advantage rather than let the ball spill out loosely. This drill teaches players to position their body when being tackled so they can get an effective handball away rather than turnover the ball.
group
Players
12+
profile
Ages
15+
ball
Balls
1
cone
Cones
4
distance
Distance (max)
15m
  • Step 1

    (A) runs out with ball and is tackled by (B) from the side
    (A) must keep arms outstretched away from (B) so they can give a handball
    (B) tackles around the waist at around 75 percent intensity
  • Step 2

    (A) must make a strong effort to handball to the advantage of (C) whilst being tackled
  • Step 3

    (C) runs forwards and must handball to the advantage of (A) whilst being tackled from the side by (D)
  • Step 4

    Once Groups (B) and (D) have tackled for several minutes, swap positions with (A) and (C)
More Drills
demo
play
video
Groups of
group
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icon-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.
demo
play
video
Players
group
16+
Ages
profile
11 +
Balls
ball
1+
Cones
cone
4
Distance (max)
distance
80m
Focus
Hard Running, Front & Square.
Skills
Handballing, Kick Long, Shepherd.
demo
play
video
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.
play
video
Players
group
12+
Ages
profile
6 +
Balls
ball
2
Cones
cone
4
Distance (max)
distance
15m
Focus
Skills under pressure, Decision Making.
Skills
Handball Quick.
play
video
Players
group
12+
Ages
profile
11 +
Balls
ball
1
Cones
cone
3
Distance (max)
distance
60m
Focus
Forward line delivery, Goalkicking.
Skills
GoalKicking, Kicking.
play
video
Players
group
12+
Ages
profile
6 +
Balls
ball
1
Cones
cone
12
Distance (max)
distance
40m
Focus
Skills under pressure, Defensive, Contested ball, Decision Making, Run & Carry, Fun.
Skills
Handballing, Tackle, Shepherd, Crumb.
play
video
Players
group
8+
Ages
profile
6 +
Balls
ball
1
Cones
cone
1
Distance (max)
distance
15m
Focus
Contested ball.
Skills
Mark Contest.
play
video
Players
group
6+
Ages
profile
15 +
Balls
ball
1
Cones
cone
1
Distance (max)
distance
5m
Skills
Tackle, Handball Long.
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