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Inside Runners

Focus
Run & Carry.
Skills
Kick Long.
Purpose
Kicks to players on long leads are difficult,and require precision to maintain possession. Players leading towards the boundary also make their next kick easier to defend, so to break the lines, an inside runner is just the tonic for gaining yards and using a longer option with the next kick
group
Players
15+
profile
Ages
13+
ball
Balls
1
cone
Cones
6
distance
Distance (max)
100m
  • Setup

    Form even numbers behind (A to F)
  • Step 1

    (A) starts with a kick-out from full-back to (B) who has lead from the edge of the square at CHB.
    Players join the next station in sequence after disposal.
  • Step 2

    (B) marks, wheels around looking to play on, but instead of kicking hears a call from (C) streaming past on the inside, and handballs to them.
    The timing of (C)'s run is crucial. Leave too early it won't work, leave too late and you'll be covered.
    (C) must be steaming through - running at half pace will bring everything undone.
  • Step 3

    (C) must make some yards before kicking long to leading (D). This passage of play needs to break the lines, so hard running is required before the long kick.
    For weaker kicks, a bounce is acceptable.
  • Step 4

    (D) simulates a defensive mark, back-pedals, then honours a lead made by (E) to the far wing.
  • Step 5

    This time (F) cuts inside and delivers a kick to (A), who marks, backpedals and the curcuit begins again.
    Again, (F) must get the timing of their run right.
  • Step 6

    Optional progression: Introduce defenders to stand the marks of (B & E)
    They can optionally tackle runners (C & F) or just apply token pressure after a chase.
More Drills
demo
play
video
Groups of
group
group-arrow
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
11 +
Balls
ball
1+
Cones
cone
6
Distance (max)
distance
30m
Focus
Skills under pressure.
Skills
Handballing.
play
video
Players
group
12+
Ages
profile
6 +
Balls
ball
2+
Cones
cone
6
Distance (max)
distance
15m
Focus
Skills under pressure.
Skills
Shepherd.
play
video
Groups of
group
group-arrow
icon-group
3
Ages
profile
9 +
Balls/grp
ball
2
Cones
cone
0
Distance (max)
distance
1m
Skills
Handball Quick.
play
video
Groups of
group
group-arrow
icon-group
8
Ages
profile
13 +
Balls/grp
ball
1
Cones
cone
2
Distance (max)
distance
100m
Focus
Front & Square, Gameplan/Strategy.
Skills
Kick Long, Handball Quick, Crumb.
play
video
Groups of
group
group-arrow
icon-group
3
Ages
profile
6 +
Balls/grp
ball
1
Cones
cone
0
Distance (max)
distance
50m
Focus
Goalkicking.
Skills
GoalKicking, Kick Long.
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