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Weighted Kick Relay

Skills
Kick Short.
Purpose
Kicking to enable a player to run onto a lofted "chip" is essential for working the ball forward through a zone, or when the opposition have numbers expecting the long bomb.
group
Players
10+
profile
Ages
11+
ball
Balls
1
cone
Cones
16
distance
Distance (max)
160m
  • Setup

    Kicks should medium-length - at least 15-20m - so space cones according to age and numbers. Form 2 x playing areas if you have plenty of cones and players. Two players (X & Y) are non-running pivot players at the top and bottom (goalsquare in diagram) and stand between the 2 lines. Everyone else starts on the same edge of the playing area.
  • Step 1

    (A) kicks to stationary (X), then runs across the field to receive a return kick from (X).
    (X) must chip the kick so it hangs in the air, allowing (A) to run onto it
    Kicking with height allows (A) to adjust the pace of their run when the kick is slightly imperfect
    Accuracy is key, so optionally have penalties for missing the target
  • Step 2

    (A) stops, back pedals and looking further afield, sees (B) make a similar run across the ground. (A) does a similar chip kick for (B) to run onto.
  • Step 3

    (C) is next, and so-on down the line. Once the last player in line receives - (G) in the diagram - they repeat what (A) did - kick to (Y) then run across the field to receives (Y)'s return kick.
  • Step 4

    Now work back the other way up the line.
    Players run back to their original starting cone when receiving the second time.
  • Step 5

    Progression 1: Reverse the flow of play. Optionally rotate X & Y after a couple of laps.
  • Step 6

    Progression 2: Lengthen the kicks if feasible.
  • Step 7

    You can also turn this into a game by scoring 1 point to the kicker if their receiver's foot is within 1 step from the cone when they mark the ball.
    Players keep own score, most points win after 1 lap.
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.
drill
Groups of
group
group-arrow
icon-group
12
Ages
profile
7 +
Balls/grp
ball
1
Cones
cone
4
Distance (max)
distance
8m
Focus
Decision Making, Fun.
Skills
Handballing, Kick Short.
play
video
Players
group
10+
Ages
profile
12 +
Balls
ball
2+
Cones
cone
2
Distance (max)
distance
80m
Focus
Skills under pressure, Decision Making, Forward line delivery.
Skills
Kick Long, Crumb.
play
video
Players
group
6+
Ages
profile
13 +
Balls
ball
3+
Cones
cone
3
Distance (max)
distance
80m
Skills
GoalKicking, Kicking.
play
video
Groups of
group
group-arrow
icon-group
7
Ages
profile
7 +
Balls/grp
ball
1+
Cones
cone
6
Distance (max)
distance
40m
Focus
Skills under pressure, Hard Running.
Skills
Kick Long.
play
video
Players
group
18+
Ages
profile
12 +
Balls
ball
1
Cones
cone
6
Distance (max)
distance
50m
Focus
Skills under pressure, Decision Making, Run & Carry.
Skills
Kicking, Tackle.
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