TRIANGLE DOUBLE PLAY – DAN RYAN

Summary
A speedy, attacking-focused, drill that includes elements of fast hands, double plays, good timing and strong drives to create free-flowing combinations between teammates. Once mastered, try the drill’s advanced version here.

Level
Intermediate

Players
4+

Equipment
1 ball
3 cones (optional)

Coaching points
– Divide your players into three lines, with one near the post and the other two in the corners near the transverse line. For younger players, you can bring the lines in so that they don’t have to pass quite as far.
– You may wish to use a cone to indicate the starting position for each line of players.
– One player starts in the middle with a ball, and to begin the drill the first player in one of the lines breaks a few metres to their right to receive a pass.
– The thrower then drives near the cone (roughly where the receiver started) and gets a pass back from the receiver, who completes a double play/throw-and-go and drives towards the next line of players (clockwise from the current line).
– The drill then repeats, with this player becoming the initial thrower for the second line, and so on.
– It’s important that the players get the technique of each movement correct. When they pop to their right, they should try to land with control on their outside foot so that they can pass and drive immediately onto their inside foot.
– When the initial passing player receives the second pass near the cone, ensure they remain oriented to the player they’re passing to/receiving from, i.e. don’t turn their back on them when receiving. This enables the exchange of passes to be quick and continue the flow of the drill.

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