As you already know, helping players make decisions at a faster pace on the field by themselves will greatly increase your team’s chances of success. We are always looking for ways to increase our players’ ability to assess a situation and make a decision based on that.
The Numbers drill is a great way to throw many different looks at the team. Offensively they will allow for players to attack quickly and take chances. Mistakes aren’t encouraged but trying new things and testing what works is. Defensively it is much more like triage. Assess, make quick plan, execute plan.
All of this while the guys are having a blast competing for the ball, scoring, and clearing. This drill should be up tempo and if done correctly, will be a 10-minute conditioning session while doing the above. Enjoy!