Set up some triangles. Eight players move between triangles. There is no limit on how many triangles players can move into, and no set order.
Players are encouraged to think about their approach to the triangles – in particular, speed and angle of approach.
1. When a player enters a triangle, they need to decide – are they going to exit left, exit right, or turn and come back the way they entered the triangle?
2. Players should also think about their decisions when they leave the triangle: where are they heading next? Where are the other players? Which triangles are free?
3. Finally, players are encouraged to imagine there is a defender in the middle of the triangle, and adjust their movement to reflect this. Cones can be placed in the middle of each triangle to help the players visualize.
Coaching points: Close ball control using all parts of both feet - inside, outside, and the sole of your foot.
Change of speed when moving out of the triangle
To improve the players dribbling ability and decision-making.
Fun and engaging exercise.
Encourage the player to use either foot.
Explode away from the triangle.
Look up and scan the area.
Make decisions before entering the triangle.
To instill confidence
Players stop their ball in a triangle and go and get another ball.
Possible Performance Problems:
Players not performing at game speed.
Awareness of where to go next.
Players doing the same thing at each triangle.
Be ready to focus
Keep scanning the area and visualize playing in a game.
Accept mistakes - Find solutions
Coach your teammates
Applaud good play
Go hard for the duration of the drill
Be willing to move
Make the tackle
Use inside, outside and the sole of both feet
Keep the ball moving
Explode out of the triangle