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The Right Weight of Pass Drills for U8 Boys

Are there any drills I could use to help my U8 team learn to use the right weight of pass in the right situation. They have the ability to see the pass but often either under hit or over hit the ball. Thanks Lee

A simple drill that can also be used as a part warm-up is to spread the squad out in 2 lines facing each other paired up. For u/8's the lines can be 15-20 meters apart. The ball starts with the players at one end. Have the players pass the ball across to their partner and slowly advance continously playing back as the distance narrows and the weight of the pass becomes lighter. When the advancing player get within-in a meters or so they will then retreat slowly while still playing the ball back all the time making a stronger pass. When they regain the starting position the ball is transferred across and the other group will copy the drill. Stipulate left foot or right foot only or alternate feet to change body shape. Make the distance suitable for the age and competence of the players. Another option is to have pairs interpassing/moving at random in a 30x30 zone. Ask for passes of varying distance....no passes over 5 meters, no passes under10 meters etc. The players will come in to receive short pass or spread out for a longer pass.

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