Your team has lost the ball - these practices will help sharpen their reactions to win it back. By Dave Knox MORE
Pass 10 yards to a team mate (U14 game)
BALL CONTROL 1
Pass 10 yards to a team mate
“Look to where the pass is going” • “Use the inside or outside of your foot to pass” • “Use both feet to pass”
Set out a 30 x 20 yards square and mannequins (or poles) in the centre of each side 2 yards from the side of the area. Position six players in the area in positions marked 1-6.
The right-hand sequence begins at the bottom of the practice at point 1 – The midfielder  drops off the mannequin to receive on the half-turn. controls and passes to the full back .
The full-back  moves from deep to run outside the mannequin at 3 and make a one touch pass into the forward .
The forward  receives a pass and moves around the back of the mannequin and passes to the winger .
The winger receives two-touch and feeds to his team mate  who has moved centrally who then spins “around the corner” and feeds back to the target man .
Keep the sequence going until players get used to it then switch positions so every player plays each position – then add a second ball so one ball starts at 1 and another starts at the same time at 2.
How many players do I need?
We used six players in this game.
Movement to receive the ball.
Receive with good first touch.
Good weight on the pass.