Shooting a Ball Moving Ahead

15 Aug

(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.

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Posted by on August 15, 2015 in Fitness, Shooting


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