- from GE
- (most easily done around the center circle)
- xs and os are each on a team
- opposite lines are labeled 1 and 2
- coach calls out a number
- the player in that line from each team sprints a quarter around the circle, around the next cone and to the ball
- whoever gets there first is on offense and attempts to bring the ball to their other line
- the ball must be dribbled to the cone (or thereabouts; this can vary based on skill and level)
- player stays in that line once they get there
Thought I had posted this, but apparently not. This is the article on packing stats, which measure how many defenders are beaten by a play or pass.
Saw GE do this today. Liked the simplicity and the pace.
- One on one with defender (at goal) serving to attacker.
- Only rule is that attacker has to take a touch (no one touch shots).
- Lines alternate serving (they’re obviously not going simultaneously).
- Rotate counter clockwise when done.
My (first) club season just ended and I’m trying to put together an eval form to give to parents and players. I hit the internet and here are some good examples of what I found (I’ll post mine at the bottom):
- Medfield Youth Soccer (Medfield, MA): I could pretty much end here, the first hit on Google. This form seems pretty complete, both in terms of closed- and open-ended questions and in terms of what it covers. I like both the tone and the comprehensiveness.
- Framingham United (Framingham, MA): I also like this one, as it brings a bit more detail and specificity to some of the same categories as the Medfield one.
- (So I realized as I went through the Google results that all of the evals are relatively similar; I will leave the Medfield and Framingham ones as interesting variations of the same theme.)
And here is mine (adapted from the Medfield and FUSC evals):