Doubles and triples drills are popular with many coaches because it gives their players a lot of touches and also forces them to develop all-around skills. But choosing teams can be challenging. As Oregon State assistant coach Emily Hiza points out in this video, if the players pick their own teams, cliques tend to be formed. On the other hand, if the coach chooses the teams, some players are bound to feel shortchanged by who they were grouped with.
So here’s the solution: Run a Bjerring tournament in practice. Great fun, very competitive, and nobody has anything to complain about. Watch the video to see what Hiza has to say about them and then check out the information sheet that we have included. It shows you exactly how to run Bjerring tournaments. As you’ll see, they aren’t hard to organize, they’ll put some energy into your practice, and you won't have to deal with selecting the teams.