1. In the first stage players work in pairs, passing the ball back and forth across the grid.
2. In the second stage after having passed the ball to their partner players must then move across the grid to another position to receive the ball.
3. Finally in the third zone players get into groups of 3 and pass the ball around the corners of the grid - always making sure that each time a player receives the ball they are supported on the corners on both sides.
This is a good welcome back warm up exercise as it gets players to work on their passing accuracy, ball control and basic support play.
If necessary review the passing fundamentals with your players before the start of this exercise.
The blue team position themselves tactically around the area.
Players with the ball make a pass to one of the static players, looking to then receive the ball back again and then pass to the next static player.
One team runs clockwise round the inside of the circle with the other team running anti-clockwise around the outside of the circle (blue cones).
When the coach shouts 'Jailbreak' the players inside the inner circle try to 'escape' to outside the 10m x 10m square (yellow cones).
The inside team scores a point for each 'jailbreaker' - swap over. If you have an odd number of players give the defenders the extra man.
Spread your team anywhere inside the half of a pitch. Only give your team 3 balls.
You may pass the ball around to anyone inside the half. This will create a lot of talking and activity.
Do this exercise for about 5 minutes. It is important that the players keep talking and moving off the ball, always making themselves available to receive the ball.
For quick decision making do the same exercise inside the circle.
5 cones, 5 players, 1 ball and few spares to the side. Players can pass anywhere as long as it at it isn't straight on. Player with ball makes first pass, and follows their pass. Player in the center cannot turn to pass straight on. Player with ball must always have 3 options to pass, if a cone is empty, players who is out of the game must make the supporting run.
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