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.
To begin with the defending players are entirely passive, giving the passer a visual clue of where pressure will come from.
Later the defenders become semi-active, for example intercept the ball or apply pressure once the ball is received before becoming fully active all over the drill.
Players should rotate regularly - with the player who lost the ball swapping with the defender who made the interception.
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.
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 small goals (2 yards wide) in each corner of the area facing in towards the field of play with no goalkeepers. Play a 4 v 4 or a 6 v 6.
The teams must try to keep possession and dribble the ball through the cones in order to score.
4 Players with one ball can only be outside the square of cones. 1 player is only allowed inside the area. The players on the outside have to pass the ball through the square. To score a goal. The ball must remain on the floor. The player in the middle tries to intercept the ball.
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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