Ladies Gaelic Football

Peil Autumn 2021

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AEROBIC CAPACITY ACTIVITY 1 What do I need to set up this exercise? • Footballs and cones. How do I execute this activity? • Set up a grid or grids (depending on your numbers) as shown in the diagram - 55m in length/30m in width. Include four goals two at either side of the grid (2m in width), (2m in width). • Maximum of 8 players (4v4) play in a grid. This is important to achieve maximum aerobic benefit from the game. • Apply rules to game to challenge the players relative to their stage of development i.e., only permitted to conduct one pass backwards, one play of the ball etc. • When a team scores, all players from that team must get up to the end line within a certain timeframe i.e., 10 seconds before they attack the opposite side. Duration: • Each game is 3 minutes in duration with 3 minutes rest between each round or two teams rest while another two teams play. • Each group conducts the game three times. What are we getting form this activity? • Aerobic fitness will be improved due to nature of the activity. • Use of four steps and bounce where appropriate. • Moving ball forward with pace. • Timing of runs and promotion of running at angles. What you might see: • Poor execution of handpass to the chest which in turn will have knock on affect for player timing their run. • Timing of runs could be too late or early. • Slow pace. ACTIVITY 2 What do I need to set up this exercise? • Footballs and cones How do I execute this activity? • Players are divided into three even teams. Place two goalkeepers in each goal. • Set up an area 45m in length and 35m in width. This may vary as dependant on stage of development of players. • Within the grid, apply three zones using cones. • Assign one team to each zone. • To commence the game, the team in the centre attacks a goal. • If they score a goal, then they retrieve a ball straight away from the goal mouth and attack the team in the far zone. • If they don't score i.e., wide ball, then team defending collects a ball from the goal mouth and attack the team in the far zone. Same applies if defending team dispossess the team attacking, they immediately attack the far side. Duration: • Do three rounds of 4 minutes in duration. Rest for one minute in between each round. What are we getting form this activity? • Good movement and support play • Execution of basic skills • Timing of runs and importance of running at angles • Importance of width and depth in attack What you might see: • All players find themselves ahead of the player in possession of the ball • Players being very narrow in attack and not using width • Slow movement of ball • Players going into contact • Timing of runs by players on cones D, E and F are not done with pace • Execution of scores not great due to poor kicking technique on the run www.ladiesgaelic.ie | AUTUMN 2021 | 63

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