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Campus Football League

NMMU Vodacom CFL teams don't seem to have learnt or applied what was taught in Week 1. There are too many passes going astray on our fields. Here's another drill to improve those passing skills as well quick movement on the field:

DIAMONDS

A group of 5 players in a grid that is 10 x 10 m. There are 2 balls and 4 of the players are in the corners and the other player is in the middle. The balls are with players who are in opposite corners from each other. Players 1 and 3 have the ball. Player 3 starts by passing the ball to 5 who then passes to 4. As soon as 4 passes to 4, 1 passes to 5 who then passes to 2. The ball keeps moving in this pattern. Rotate players and pass direction.

Diamonds

The emphasis during this activity should be on passing to the correct foot so that all passes are one touch (using the diagram above, when 5 passes to 4, it would be to 4's left foot and when 3 passes to 5 it would be to 5's right foot). Also, it's important that the passes be hit with the correct pace in order to keep the pattern going one touch. The player in the middle has to concentrate on moving constantly to get his body opened up so he can be facing the correct direction for each pass and be able to receive the ball with the correct foot at all times.

Disclaimer: The drills explained here will not guarantee the success of your team! Some teams were never meant to win the NMMU Vodacom CFL title - that's what happens when you put your friends in the team and leave the new players on the bench!