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Diagonal Shuffle, Kick, Turn and Sprint

The following drill is designed to simulate a game situation in a controlled manner. The athlete should concentrate on proper form as well as accelerating, decelerating and accelerating again with power. Each repetition should be performed at a faster rate. The team should be broken into groups of 6-8 players for each drill to minimize the rest period. Each drill should be performed 3-5 times each way. Perform the drills to one side and then the opposite. Do not alternate the direction. Technique: Place four cones 5 yards apart and offset. The athlete will shuffle in a diagonal pattern. At the last cone the athlete will kick the ball, turn and run approximately 5 yards. The key to the drill is to turn the hips so that they face the direction the athlete is shuffling.

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