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Aodh Ruadh Academy

This is a resource of drills and games which have been tried and tested by Aodh Ruadh coaches. Each drill is clearly outlined and explained on an A4 sheet. Drills can be accessed in image or PDF format. Image file versions can be downloaded for messaging other coaches with ideas or plans for a training session. Meanwhile, PDF versions are useful for printing and handing out at training sessions.

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BROWSE OUR LIBRARY OF 108 DRILLS AND GAMES

Protect the circle
AGE RANGE: U14 to Adult ACTIVITY TYPE: Conditioned Game, Small-sided game
A variation on back v forwards focusing on restricting and executing opportunities in the scoring zone.
Bulletpoint. View / download PDF file.
Bulletpoint. View / download image file.
Reactor
AGE RANGE: U14 to Adult ACTIVITY TYPE: Drill
A shooting and defending drill which includes elements of agility and improvisation.
Bulletpoint. View / download PDF file.
Bulletpoint. View / download image file.
Backs v forwards
AGE RANGE: U10 to Adult ACTIVITY TYPE: Conditioned Game, Small-sided game
Basic game to wrap up a session where there arenít sufficient numbers to play a full pitch match.
Bulletpoint. View / download PDF file.
Bulletpoint. View / download image file.
Bouncing bombs
AGE RANGE: U7 to U12 ACTIVITY TYPE: Small-sided game, Drill
A game working on a couple of aspects of the game, foremost being scoring and catching.
Bulletpoint. View / download PDF file.
Bulletpoint. View / download image file.
Get to the gate
AGE RANGE: U11 to Adult ACTIVITY TYPE: Drill
A game to get attackers to break tackles. If you have enough balls available, attackers can finish with a shot.
Bulletpoint. View / download PDF file.
Bulletpoint. View / download image file.
Kick and chase diagonals
AGE RANGE: U13 to Adult ACTIVITY TYPE: Drill
A drill to help players to develop spatial awareness and the timing of their runs to collect the ball.
Bulletpoint. View / download PDF file.
Bulletpoint. View / download image file.
Attacker v defender
AGE RANGE: U13 to Adult ACTIVITY TYPE: Drill
A shooting drill with the shot being made under pressure from a defender.
Bulletpoint. View / download PDF file.
Bulletpoint. View / download image file.
Block the shot
AGE RANGE: U8 to Adult ACTIVITY TYPE: Drill
A drill focused on instilling good blocking technique. Run drill in front of a ball catch net.
Bulletpoint. View / download PDF file.
Bulletpoint. View / download image file.
Shooting semi-circle
AGE RANGE: U8 to U14 ACTIVITY TYPE: Drill
A simple drill which allows players to get a lot of shots off in a short period of time.
Bulletpoint. View / download PDF file.
Bulletpoint. View / download image file.
Passer v blocker
AGE RANGE: U7 to U11 ACTIVITY TYPE: Drill
A drill which works at blocking technique and getting a pass away under pressure.
Bulletpoint. View / download PDF file.
Bulletpoint. View / download image file.
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