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
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.