Ball control and team work

Equipment required: cones, bibs, 2 balls
Objectives: to improve ball control/team work
Warm up Group: ALL Duration: 15 mins
Set up: four cones marking out a rectangle 20×40 Zipper drill

Notes: Two teams. Players start on cone A1 and run to cone B1 (see next activity) doing what is asked of them (skipping, jogging, heading, two left two right, high knees, heel flicks etc.) then diagonally across to cone A2, then down to B2 etc.

Followed by a few stretches.

First activity Group: ALL Duration: 15 mins
Set up: as above Passing drill
A1 A2
B1 B2

Notes: Start with short passes (A1-B1, A2-B2) then long passes (A1-B2, B1-A2 etc), follow pass or move to end of row on your left/right. Two touch/one touch. Then try long pass followed by short pass. Call names.

Second activity Group: my team Duration: 10 mins
Set up: half of practice area, one ball, bibs. Soccer netball

Notes: Play with two 1m wide goals on a grid about 50×60.  Split players into two teams. Play normal netball rules (no running with the ball etc) but score by throwing the ball into goal (1 point), kick it in (2 points), head it in (3 points) or five consecutive passes (1 point). Emphasise communication, running off the ball, play the quick and easy pass.

Final activity Group: my team Duration: 15 mins
Set up: half of practice area, one ball, bibs. 4-goal mini-game

Notes: Allow three touches only. Award one ‘goal’ for three consecutive passes.