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Exercise to train rotations and position changes

Exercise to train rotations and position changes

  • 4 poles
  • 2 dummies
  • 1 speed ladder
  • 4 small hurdles
  • sufficient balls to ensure continuity
  • Playing area: 25x25 meters
  • Players: 4
  • Duration: 20 minutes
  • Series: 4 series of 4 minutes with 1 minute of passive recovery
Summary Secondary Objectives
Exercise to introduce concepts such as rotations, positional changes and improving technique in passing
Mobility, Triangle

Place 4 cones inside the playing area to form a diamond. Inside the diamond place 2 dumbies (as shown in the figure). Arrange a player near each cone (A,B,C, and D). Place a pole about 1 meter behind each cone. Player A starts with the ball. Place a speed ladder and 4 small hurdles as shown in the figure.

  • Exercise development:
    1. Player B receives the pass from player A after a countermove (checks away then towards the ball)
    2. Player B passes back to A moving to A1
    3. A passes the ball to C in front of him and performing a countermove. Player B moves at the speed ladder to B1
    4. Player D after a countermove moves to receive the diagonal pass by player C. Player A moves to A2 replacing player B
    5. Player D passes back to C proposing to C1
    6. Player C passes to teammate B while D overcomes the 4 small hurdles with a high knees run to D1
    7. Player C moves to C2 replacing player D
    8. Player B after controlling the ball, starts again the exercise
  • Invert the starting direction at each series


Coaching Points
  • Focus on the quality of passes (strength and direction)
  • Reduce gradually the preparation time between receiving and passing
  • Keep a high tempo

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