(A pull out from this circuit but I liked it enough that I thought it deserved its own post.)
- Net with optional goalie
- Balls with coach 10-15 yards out from net (farther if with a goalie)
- Players another 10-15 yards away from coach (straight back)
- Players sprint at coach
- Coach rolls a ball in front of the player as she passes
- Shooter shoots the moving ball within three or four steps
This worked great. Not only did it accomplish what I wanted it to (players hitting a (quickly) moving ball in front of them) but with a small enough group (5-6 players) they’re pretty much constantly running, so it becomes good conditioning work as well, especially from the standpoint of pressure training, i.e. focusing on good technique even when tired.