In both the wide channels put one defender and two attackers.
Both attackers in the same rectangle must touch the ball before trying to pass to the other attackers.
However the ball is not allowed to touch the floor in the minefield area (middle box).
If the pass doesn't find its intended recipient because it falls short or is intercepted the player who passed the ball swaps over with the defender in their area.
Split your players into three equal sized teams, with two teams starting inside the area and the third spread around the outside of the grid.
The team on the outside of the grid are neutral players. When they receive the ball they must pass back to a player on the same team that originally passed to them.
The two teams inside the area play a possession game. The challenge for each team is to score 10 (or more) consecutive passes to score a goal.
Four players are placed in a grid next to another four players.
As soon as the ball is given to one group of four a player from the opposite four must enter the grid too win the ball back.
Once the ball is won the defender plays the ball back into their own grid and the roles are reversed.
Set out a triangle with 3 cones all 1 meter apart.
Player 1 passes the ball to player 2 through the area of the triangle.
Player 2 has to control the ball and touch it to the side before playing a return pass.
Players must make sure that when they make a return pass that it is never played through the same side of the triangle that they have just received the ball through.
This is nice variation on your regualr circle passing warm up - and gets large groups of players working at the same time (no waiting in queues).
Players on the outside have to keep moving around the outside (not allowed to stand still)
While running around they have to try and score as many points as possible against the player in the middle by passing the ball through the area to their other players.
player losing the ball goes in the middle and the game starts again.
Station a target player inside the semi-circle at each end of the area. No outfield player is allowed in this area. Position 4 players on the outside of the area. Play 3 v 3 inside the area. The team in possession must attempt to get the ball to their target player inside the semi-circle. Once a target player receives the ball, the team on the outside of the area replaces the team whose target player received the ball. All passes must be under head height. The shorter, narrow field ensures players must support at wide angles. Progressions: 1. The team in possession may play the ball to any of the players on the outside of the area to receive a return pass. 2. All attacking players now have 1 touch only.
2 players try and keep possession of the ball against 1 defender who has to put pressure on the player with the ball. Players passing should try and look in the opposite direction to their intended pass (not all the time). Coaching Points:- Use of dummies Pass with all parts of both feet
Set up a rectangle, 15x10m, with a player on each corner plus two defending players inside the grid with bibs on. The outside players must try to stretch the two defenders in order to make space for the diagonal pass. In order to do this they can pass laterally and use dummy passes to send the defenders. Players keep count of how many diagonal passes they have completed.
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