Punch onto the ball - Peripheral vision and Reactions
In this session we look at punching out and peripheral vision. The key themes here are to get your players making strong deliberate movements to fake away from their marker and be fully aware of the players around them, so they can quickly pick out the pass and shift play.
These drills will test your players' as they try to beat their previous performances and meet the loose ball as quickly as possible - using quick, short steps to get to the ball and then scanning using their peripheral vision to weigh up their options and pick out the best pass!
By using dynamic words such as punching you can look to reinforce the speed and tenacity your players will need to use to burst away from their marker - this isn't just a little step left or right but a really hard deliberate motion to trick your marker.