Penetrating the opposition is key to creating goalscoring chances. Combination play is a vital part of your coaching strategy and by using this session you can get players to understand how and why linking up in the final third will help your team score more goals. MORE
Make a 3 yard pass and follow the ball (U8 game)
Make a 3 yard pass and follow the ball
“Use the inside of the foot” • “Look to where the ball is going” • “Run after the ball”
Set up three cones in a line, 3 yards apart. Put two players on each of the end cones. Give one player a ball.
When you say “go”, the first player dribbles 3 yards to the cone, and passes 3 yards to the player at the other end.
When the player has passed the ball he must run on following the path of his pass and then go to the back of the queue he has just passed to. The player who receives the ball dribbles to the middle cone and passes to the other end following the pass to the other side.
The player who receives the ball then dribbles to the middle cone and passes to the other end, following the pass to the other side.
You are looking to get players to complete the move through the three cones without stopping – this will not happen until they have completed the session two or three times and it may be useful to walk them through it first.
How many players do I need?
We worked in groups of four players for this one but you can use any number of players between two and six in each set up.
Player concentration is important.
Passing and receiving technique.
Movement after passing the ball.