Diamond Drills

1. Organisation  –  Passing  &  Turning

Four  cones  are  placed  in  a  diamond formation  approximately  20  yards apart,  five players  are  used  with  one  at  each  cone  and two  at  the  starting cone.  X1  starts  exercise  by  passing  to  X2  and  follows  pass.  X2  moves away  first  to  create  space  in  front  and  then  checks  back.  X2  turns  with  the ball  around  the  outside  of  the  cone.  X2  then  passes  to  X3  and  follows pass.  X3  moves  away  and  then  checks  in. 
Progressions

  • Repeat in opposite  direction 

Coaching  Points

  • Good control 
  • One touch if ability  allows 
  • Call out  for  the  ball 

2. Organisation  –  Passing  &  Turning 

Same  set  up  as  previous  diamond  drill.  Players  must  now  turn  to  the inside  of  the  cone  before  passing  to  the  next  player  in  sequence.  X1  starts off  with  two  touches  to  initiate  X2  movement. 
Progression

  • Repeat in opposite  direction 

Coaching  Points

  • Communication 
  • Quality set  up  touches 
  • One touch if ability  allows 

3. Organisation  –  Passing,  Setting  &  Spinning

Progression

  • Repeat in opposite  direction 

Coaching  Points

  • Communication 
  • Quality set  up  touches 
  • One touch if ability  allows 

4. Organisation  –  Passing,  Setting  &  Spinning


Same  set  up  as  previous  but  now  players  must  now  move  inside  of  the cone  to  create  space  outside.  Players  spin  to  receive  through  ball  which has  been  played  outside  of  the  cone. 
Progression

  • Repeat in opposite  direction 

Coaching  Points

  • Communication 
  • Quality set  up  touches 
  • One touch if ability  allows 

    5. Organisation  –  Passing,  Setting  &  Spinning

    Same  set  up  as  previous  but  now  players  must  now  move  away  to  create space  in  front.  X1  plays  ball  to  X2  and  supports  inside.  X2  moves  away to  create  space  in  front  and  then  checks  back  to  receive  pass  from  X1.  X2 sets  ball  to  X1  and  then  spins  around  outside  of  the  cone.  X1  plays  ball  to target  player  X3.  X2  supports  X3  with  his  outside  run. 

    Progression

    • Repeat sequence  using  X3  as  starting  playing  and  X5  as  target player. 

    Coaching  Points

    • Communication 
    • Quality set  up  touches 
    • One touch if ability  allows 

    6. Organisation  –  Wall  Pass,  Spinning  &  Turning


    X1  plays  off  two  touches  to  initiate  X2  and  X4  movement.  X1  passes  to X2  and  follows  pass.  X2  moves  away  to  create  space  in  front  and  then checks  back.  X2  plays  ball  into  X4  who  comes  in  short  to  play  ball  back behind  X2’s  cone.  X2  spins  behind  /  outside  cone  and  plays  into  X3. 
    Progressions

    • Repeat sequence  with  X3  playing  into  X4  and  X1  now  offering  the wall  pass. 

    Coaching  Points

    • Quality of combination  play 
    • Communication 
    • One touch if ability  allows 

    7. Organisation  –  Wall  Pass,  Spinning  &  Turning

    X1  plays  off  two  touches  to  initiate  X2  and  X4  movement.  X1  passes  to X2  and  moves  inside  for  a  support  ball  from  X4.  X2  moves  away  to create  space  in  front  and  then  checks  back  to  receive  pass  from  X1.  X2 plays  ball  sequence  to  X4  who  comes  in  short.  X2  spins  behind  /  outside cone  and  plays  into  X3.  X4  sets  ball  for  X1  who  in  turn  slides  ball  inside of  cone  through  to  X2.  X2  passes  to  X3  who  has  moved  away  and checked  in. 
    Progression

    • Repeat sequence  in  opposite  direction 

    Coaching  Points

    • Quality of combination  play 
    • Communication 
    • One touch if ability  allows 
    • Performed  at  game  speed 

    8. Organisation  –  Wall  Pass,  Spinning  &  Turning

    X1  plays  off  two  touches  to  initiate  X2  and  X4  movement.  X1  passes  to X2  and  moves  inside  for  a  support  ball  from  X4.  X2  moves  away  to create  space  in  front  and  then  checks  back  to  receive  pass  from  X1.  X2 plays  ball  square  to  X4  who  comes  in  short.  X2  spins  behind  /  outside cone  and  plays  into  X3.  X4  sets  the  ball  for  X1  who  in  turn  plays  up  to target  player  X3.  X3  who  has  moved  away  and  checked  in  sets  the  ball back  to  X2  who  plays  square  pass  to  X4. 
    Progression

    • Repeat sequence  in  opposite  direction   

    Coaching  Points

    • Quality of combination  play 
    • Communication 
    • One touch if ability  allows 
    • Performed  at  game  speed 
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