Use this training session to show your forwards how to bring other players into the game in the final third of the pitch. This will get your players winning the ball and playing deep behind the attackers to play into them. MORE
Make a 2 yard pass and follow the ball (U7 activity)
Make a 2 yard pass and follow the ball
PASS AND GET THE BALL
“Look where the pass is going” • “Use the inside of the foot” • “Run after the pass”
Set up a gate with three players lined up behind. You stand 2 yards away. To your right, place a cone 1 yard from the gate. Each player has a ball.
The first player passes to you then runs diagonally to the cone to receive a simple pass back from you. He should turn and dribble back to the gate.
Call to the players to look at the coach then look at the ball and then pass.
As soon as the player passes encourage him to run to the cone “run after the pass”.
Players should be using the inside of the foot to make the pass and to cushion the return pass. You want to see accurate passing and players reacting by running to the cone.
How many players do I need?
This activity works best in groups of three players.