Players from Line A pass a ball to players from Line B who finish. The player that just played a ball from Line A now makes a diagonal run and receives a ball from the next player in Line B. The players will always be playing a ball to the runners from the other line and then receiving a ball on the run from the other line. There is constant action in the exercise and the players chase their ball after the finish and get into the back of other line. If you get a good rhythm going, the players will be mimicking playing a ball and then making a diagonal run to receive it again. I like to vary the exercise with some of the following options:
1. Instruct the players to play the ball to the back foot of the runner so that they can turn in one touch and finish.
2. Instruct the players to play the front foot to simulate a player getting in behind the defense.
3. Instruct the runners to finish with one touch.


2 responses to “Finishing Off Diagonal Runs”

  1. Aron says:

    Very simple but good warm up for finishing exercise with some movement

  2. Footie4Life says:

    I like the variations

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