EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS SOCCER COACHES

Attacking build up play (U12 activity)

ATTACKING 3

Attacking build up play

PASS AND MOVE

“Look at the player you are passing to” • “Good first touch to get the ball out of your feet” • “Look where you are passing” • “Move to receive the pass”

Set up a triangle of cones with each side of the triangle about 4 yards long. Position three players around the triangle as shown - two passing players (white) and a working player (red).

The working player moves to receive a pass from one of the passing players to start the session. On receiving the ball, the working player moves it to the other side of the cone and returns the pass.

The working player then moves to receive a third pass on the opposite side of the cone.

After the third pass, the working player passes to the second passing player and plays three passes around the far cone.

Get each player doing this, first using the inside of his foot for passing, then the outside of his foot for passing and finally rolling the ball under his foot to move it from side to side.

How many players do I need?

Each set up uses three players.

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