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Offline CoachCottrill

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Fun Drills
« on: August 04, 2017, 11:41:39 AM »
Guys,
I have gleaned some fun drills from other coaches and made up a few myself. If you're one of those guys that don't believe in them that's fine. I wrote a blog post that describes a lot of the ones I use with my 10-12 yr olds. We have a 10-15 minute fun drill every day in the middle of practice. If you have one, I'd love to learn it.

http://coachcottrill.com/the-games-we-play/

Offline patriotsfatboy1

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Re: Fun Drills
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2017, 11:48:14 AM »
Guys,
I have gleaned some fun drills from other coaches and made up a few myself. If you're one of those guys that don't believe in them that's fine. I wrote a blog post that describes a lot of the ones I use with my 10-12 yr olds. We have a 10-15 minute fun drill every day in the middle of practice. If you have one, I'd love to learn it.

http://coachcottrill.com/the-games-we-play/

It is a good group and I use some of these as core drills (sumo, boards, etc.), but I hold the fun stuff until the end. I use it as motivation (only run it if we have had good practice habits) and to have them leaving practice wanting more.

Offline Bob Goodman

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Re: Fun Drills
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2017, 12:04:45 PM »
I had them play deer hunter cutthroat style.  I'd begin by throwing the balls in the air simultaneously, like a jump ball in basketball.  Whoever is in possession of a ball is a hunter; no fair hogging both balls.  If you tag somebody out with it, you must drop your ball.  A loose ball is anyone's.  If you're not "out", you may leave the rectangle to retrieve a ball, and as previously, it's anybody's ball.  Once the ball's been retrieved, whether by you or anyone else, you must return directly to the rectangle before you can use it.  If you're holding a ball, you can avoid being put out by the throw of the other ball by using your ball to deflect it away from you.  When you're down to 2 hunters & 2 balls, it's interesting; sometimes the coach may have to speed the action along or declare a restart.