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My favourite drill with Ryan Hanna

What’s your favourite drill?

Not sure if it has a name but it is a shooting drill under pressure. I’ll name it after the manager – ‘Sally’s Shoot Out.’

What exactly does it entail?

Simple set up. Four cones – two on the 40-metre line and two either side of the posts. Split the group in two teams.

Half of each team on the 40-metre line and the other half on the end line with the balls.

On the whistle, both players on the end-line play a kick pass to their team player on the 40-metre line and the first player to score the point gets awarded the point.

Normally, the manager keeps the tally and sets a target to win.

When do you do it at training?

It’s a highly competitive drill so it can be done at any stage. We have done it at the start of sessions after the warm-up but I think it is done best as session finisher.

Why is it useful?

It’s useful in it’s simplicity. It targets and improves several key areas: accuracy of kick pass, attacking and receiving the ball at pace, decision-making of when to take the score and also shooting accuracy under pressure.

It’s a drill all the lads love as it’s a competition and there is plenty of banter. There are a few dodgy decisions and dubious points awarded too.

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