This session is about keeper distribution and retaining possession by building play from the back. It mimics short passes to centrebacks and midfield players, low driven and chipped passes to full-backs and wide midfielders, and longer passes to centre-forwards and wide attackers MORE
Dribble and change direction with the ball (U13 activity)
BALL CONTROL 3
Dribble and change direction with the ball
“Keep your eyes on the ball” • “Look up to see where the cone is” • “Look up often as you dribble” • “Anticipate the pass”
You need balls, bibs and cones. Set up a 30 x 10 yards area split into three 10 x 10 yards zones.
Three players start at each end, two “wingers” playing into an attacking midfielder. Wingers begin with a ball each in this continuous drill. They play a 10-yard pass inside, then follow the pass.
Receiving inner midfielders must be inventive as they move through the cones, playing a pass out on the other side.
They then remain in place to receive the next pass and the move continues.
Now add a one-two from the winger to the attacking midfielder as the ball moves forward – players can be inventive with this part of the session. Get them to experiment with their passes.
How many players do I need?
This activity needs six players.