Coaching Association of Canada

Airplane

Stage of Activity FUNdamentals, Learn to Train
Equipment

None 

Time

5 - 10 minutes

Number of People

5 at a time 

How it Works

The formation of the airplane uses all five runners and is similar to the way a coach might want the players to move up and down the floor (field/rink). It can be used to teach team work in picking up loose balls, as a break-out pattern or in getting back to the defensive zone. The formation is a Diamond and One in the middle (Nose, Wing, Tail, Wing, Pilot in the middle). The airplane can move in four different directions but must maintain shape. Pilot calls direction, the other players must relay and move accordingly.

Applications

Spatial awareness, teamwork, communication

Modifications

Can be used in all environments: field, court, pool, snow, ice, gym.