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Football Training Drills For Adults > Second and Third Effort Trio

Focus
Hard Running, Front & Square, Run & Carry, Goalkicking.
Skills
GoalKicking, Kick Long, Handball Quick.
Purpose
Rebounding defenders and centremen must instinctively run after their kick to provide support at the next contest. This drill involves a player who works on kicking and follow-up handball-receives before kicking at goal, and two other players who practice leading, marking and disposing to runners or leading players.
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group-arrow
icon-group
Groups of
3
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Ages
13+
ball
Balls/grp
1
cone
Cones
3
distance
Distance (max)
100m
  • Setup

    Groups of 3 are involved at a time and start on cones 1, 2 and 3 (any others line up behind). Limit numbers to 6 players per pocket or there will be too much inactivity. You may mirror this drill in the various pockets over the ground.
  • Step 1

    Although the diagram looks complicated, the summary of possesions is: (A) has 3 kicks and 2 handball receives, (B) has 2 marks and 2 handballs, (C) has 1 mark and 1 kick per turn.
  • Step 2

    Player (A) on cone (1) has the ball and starts by sprinting to the goalsquare, then turns and kicks to (B) who has lead infield from cone (2)
    After kicking, (A) must sprint to get to the next contest.
  • Step 3

    (B) marks, backpedals and then hears kicker (A) running past, so handballs back to that player
    (B) must then sprint to the goalsquare after handballing to (A) in readiness for the next lead
  • Step 4

    (A) then kicks long to to (C) who has run hard from cone (3) to the wing.
  • Step 5

    (C) marks then plays on and wheels around in the opposite direction and runs until able to kick to (B) who has lead from the goalsquare
  • Step 6

    (B) marks and gives quick hands to (A) who has made front and square position since kicking to (C)
  • Step 7

    (A) runs in and kick the goal.
    A helping hand/injured player can assist returning balls back to cone (1), otherwise goalkicker must retrieve ball
  • Step 8

    Players rotate 1 station after each turn. If there are 6 per pocket then the trio sits out and waits for the other trio to complete their circuit.
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play
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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.
Groups of
group
group-arrow
icon-group
7
Ages
profile
6 +
Balls/grp
ball
1
Cones
cone
4
Distance (max)
distance
70m
Focus
Skills under pressure, Defensive, Contested ball, Front & Square, Decision Making, Run & Carry.
Skills
Kicking, Handballing, Crumb, Mark Contest.
Players
group
12+
Ages
profile
9 +
Balls
ball
1+
Cones
cone
8
Distance (max)
distance
160m
Focus
Skills under pressure, Defensive, Hard Running, Front & Square, Decision Making, Run & Carry, Forward line delivery.
Skills
Handballing, Crumb, Mark Contest.
Players
group
18+
Ages
profile
13 +
Balls
ball
1
Cones
cone
6
Distance (max)
distance
110m
Focus
Skills under pressure, Defensive, Contested ball, Decision Making, Run & Carry, Forward line delivery, Goalkicking.
Skills
GoalKicking, Kicking, Handballing, Tackle, Shepherd, Crumb.
Players
group
10+
Ages
profile
11 +
Balls
ball
2
Cones
cone
10
Distance (max)
distance
160m
Focus
Skills under pressure, Front & Square, Forward line delivery, Goalkicking, Fun.
Skills
GoalKicking, Kick Long, Handball Quick, Crumb.
Players
group
12+
Ages
profile
9 +
Balls
ball
1+
Cones
cone
8
Distance (max)
distance
160m
Focus
Hard Running, Front & Square.
Skills
Kicking, Handballing, Crumb, Mark Contest.
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