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Stickhandling Skills 1: L-R Elimination Drag/Pull on Move

 

DRILL OBJECTIVE(S) DECEPTIVE CHANGE OF DIRECTION AND SPEED WITH BALL TO ELIMINATE DEFENDER
PLAYERS 1+, GK OPTIONAL
SPACE

35m x 10m

EQUIPMENT 10+ BALLS, 20x CONES

EXPLANATION:

  • Player X carries the ball to the first set of cones and tracks at speed towards the Left cone, positioning the ball at 11 o’clock in relation to her body. X decelerates, leans left, then pulls the ball to right, outside body and around the Right cone.
  • X then cuts ball back inside behind the cones and accelerates towards the next set of cones, towards the Left cone and repeats the movement.
  • After the 3rd set of cones, X shoots, turns back and jogs to starting point.

COACHING POINTS:

  • The attacker should make a sharp change of direction and change of speed (slow to fast) when she reaches the cones. (see photo 1: L-Rpull2.png)
  • Drag/pull to Right side should extend arms outside body to get around defender’s reach (see photo 2: L-Rpull1.png)
  • Player should cut back inside sharply and accelerate to eliminate defender after rounding cones (see photo 3: L-Rpull3.png). 

EVALUATION:

  • Player should practice as many repetitions of the skill as possible to increase fluidity of movement and develop effective fakes/feints. The more fluid the movement the better.
  • As player advances, she can use body feints as well as stick fakes to shift the defender off-balance.

 

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