Fitness Drills

You can find touch specific sessions at the following web address.  Thanks to Cameron from Pro Training Programs for this link.

Below are three basic touch training sessions.

WARM UP
Long run
Running in a bunch and speeding up, slowing down
Dynamic Stretch – running, jumping, skipping, and etc in fours.
Hand offs – Left, Right, Dummy, Low, High, Body, Anywhere
Twos – Two pass, Switches under or over hand, Ss,
Threes – S Down and Long Pass, S Down and half wraps (runner can give or go himself )
Fours – a) Wrap, Switch, Wrap, Switch, Drive and Dump
b) Switch, Long Pass, Switch, Long Pass

DEFENCE
1. We talked on what make a good defender: Communication, Agility, Composure, Vision, etc.
2. I also spoke on the: Different Positions (winner, link, middle), during different parts of the field (Line, Middle, Opps Line), and Strengths & Weaknesses.

GAMES PLAYED
a) 1 touch
b) No half
c) Attack – half way with ref giving repeat sets

WARM DOWN
Lap – jog and walk
Stretches
Team talk

WARM-UP AND BASIC SKILLS
1. Long run
2. Running in a bunch, speeding up and slowing down
3. Dynamic Stretch – running 10m in fours

FITNESS AND BALL WORK (times 2-3 )
1. 3 * 2min up/back/shuffles etc,
2. 2-3*3-5* 30-50m 70 %- 90% (1min recovery per rep) Tall, Relaxed, Smoothly, drive, All.
3. 2-3 * 5 * 10m -15m (1min rec/rep) (Use chasing defender exercise)
Hand offs – Left , Right, Dummy, Low, High, Body, Anywhere
Twos – Two pass, Switches under or over hand, Ss, Dump & Split wide
Threes – S Down and Long Pass, S Down and half wraps (runner can give or go himself )
Fours – a) Wrap, Switch, Wrap, Switch, Drive and Dump
b) Switch, Long Pass, Switch, Long Pass
One touch, No half

DEFENCE
What makes a good defensive team? Talk about what we are going to do.
1. A/D-Sprint Rest – goals stop attacking team getting to half way with four or more touches. To Box / From Box
2. Mid Field – goals
3. Line Def – Goal don’ t let attacking team have loTS of time with the ball. Moving up quickly, dictate where you want them to run. In to you and man on man when? Ex. 2 on 2 dump, Line Drill (see attack) Casing defender drill.

ATTACK
Alignment exercise with Passing drill

WARM DOWN
Lap – jog and walk
Stretches – ask each player to do one each.
Team talk

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WARM-UP
Still working on our defence.
Long Run, Light Dynamic, Square drills – around, through, across, Game, – out of bound area.

BASIC SKILLS
Individual – running back, feeling in touches, forward movement, comms
Team – on change over who are the middle, Count down (20m, 15m, 10m, 5m, Line), TBox / Fbox, Comms

FITNESS
1. Passing Drill up the field
2. Sprints 70% 15-20m x 10 (Tall, Relaxed, Smoothly, drive, All)
3. Up and back exercise * 3 with Attack to box
4. 12 hats and Passing drill

DRILLS
Line Passing drill, Comms drill (Passing Through hands and stop ball), Alignment exercise with Passing drill, TBox / Fbox, 2 on 2 defence,

GAMES
Game Run the rest
Kick off Give repeats sets
Line Def
Defence Objectives
1. Change over – throw ball to the mark
2. Full Field (5 -65): Four – Six touches to halfway and stop to box, Body forward on haunches, Put Max Pressure, go forward, Links shoot, No Penalties, TBox / Fbox, etc
3. Half Field ((20-40)- 65) – Medium Pressure, still moving forward, keep line straight, Count down (20m – line), comms.
4. Line attack (65 – 70) – Moving forward, Don’t give time, Don’t allow to dictate, Isolate half, use squeeze but not over squeeze, Dumps not on 5m line, High level of talk, Anticipate, not over anticipate, etc.

WARM DOWN
Run and Walk, Stretches, and Summary. Next training and trials

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WARM-UP
Long Run, Circle bowncing, Square drills (weights) – around, through, across, Game, – out of bound area. Ball Awareness (Toss High/In Frount/1H/2H, Around body/legs/scissors, Roll down back), Stepping Drill (jump, hop, dummy, skip, swerve, pivot LR-LR/RL-RL).

BASIC SKILLS
Talk on attack- Comms, Positions, Anticipation, Field Pos, Str & Wek

FITNESS
10m x 5m x 4 – up, backs, up shuffles left up shuffle right
Line 5m x 10 cones – Sprint 5m, jog 45 (same back), sprint 10m, jog 40m (same back), etc.
Full field passing drill no dumps.
Full field passing drill no dumps five up and backs if dropped.

BALL WORK
Switching drill – 5m square times 6
Line attack moves – with fitness
Hand offs – Left , Right, Dummy, Low, High, Body, Anywhere
Twos – Two pass, Switches under or over hand, Ss, Long pass times 4 with step back
Threes – S Down and Long Pass, S Down and half wraps (runner can give or go himself )
Fours – a) Wrap, Switch, Wrap, Switch, Drive and Dump
b) Switch, Long Pass, Switch, Long Pass
c) Up and Backs
5m by 30m box drill – passing (1,2,3,4), Quick dumps, wraps, W switch/cut/pass

DEFENCE
To box / From Box drill – three attackers with no half

ATTACK
Settling patterns
Patience on the line (Concentration), Passing across with running defence, alignment drill.
Line attack moves with fitness

GAMES
One touch
No half
Line Attack/Defence – Attack no moves/focus on def.
Run the rest and Mid field attack
Game – change over when no half or delay, penalise or give another touch if defence is not awake (talking, 20out – line, who is middle, forward lean on haunches)

WARM DOWN
Run and Walk, Stretches and one comment each and Summary.