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
Pass 4 yards to a team mate (U10 activity)
BALL CONTROL 1
Pass 4 yards to a team mate
LEFT AND RIGHT CHANNEL
“Look to where the pass is going” • “Use the inside of the foot near the toe to lift the ball over the cones” • “Be accurate with both feet”
Split your players into pairs. Set up so that the players are standing 4 yards apart, either side of a three cone “barrier”.
The aim is for the players to pass to each other over the cone barrier. They must use a good weight of pass and lean back slightly to lift the ball. You don’t want to see them kicking hard to get the lift.
Players should alternate feet so that the right foot passes over the cones then the left foot passes over the cones.
Make sure the players are putting the effort in with both feet – even if it is awkward for them at first.
How many players do I need?
Players work in pairs.