(a) STANDARD EXERCISE IN A GROUP OF THREE
Standard shooting exercise with three players per korf
One korf and ball per group of three. The exercises always start with one assist player under the korf with the ball and two other players in front of the post. After each shot they rotate so that the shooter rebounds the next shot and gives the following assist. After this assist it is once again his/her turn to shoot. If necessary, the exercises can be performed in groups of four, but there are then less shots per player. It may be desirable to have a cone for each group to mark the starting position.
A. Underhand running-in shots starting ten metres from the korf (use the cone).
B. As A, but overhand.
C. As A, but the ball is first passed from the korf. The shooter plays the ball back to the assist player and follows the pass to take a running-in shot.
D. Shooting while stationary from about eight metres distance (after the shot run to the korf to rebound the following shot).
E. Shooting after a movement to left or right, from about seven metres distance.
F. Veering-off shots to the left (start by a cone 10 metres from the post and make a sharp movement to the left, five or six metres in front of the korf).
G. As F, but now to the right.
H. Take penalties.
The above exercises are the basis for all shooting routines. The emphasis can be placed on several areas: learning technique, improving technique, increasing speed, improving shot consistency (requiring corrections after failed shots etc.) For many people the exercise works best if a target is given such as “which group can be the first to score x goals?” Moreover these exercises are appropriate to start a training session or use during training at a time when the objective is to improve or maintain fitness. In this last case, it is particularly useful to use cones.
Many extensions and variations of this exercise are possible. See the following exercises for a summary.