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 and receive over different distances (U13 activity)
BALL CONTROL 1
Pass and receive over different distances
FIND THE MOVING PLAYER
“Look where the pass is going” • “Use crisp, accurate passing” • “Know where the ball is” • “Anticipate the pass”
Set up a 15 x 25 yards area with a cone on three of the corners and two cones around halfway inside the area. Players stand on the cones like in the diagrams.
Player A passes to player B who passes it back to A, playing a quick one-two. A then passes to the working player who is already moving towards the cone in the centre.
The working player must anticipate the pass and move when player B passes back to player A.
With a first time pass, the working player passes across to C then returns to his cone. C passes back to A and the sequence begins again – players keep positions for 6 passes.
Advance it so that with every third pass player B must turn first time without passing back to A and pass into space for the working player to run on to – as a result, the working player must move quicker to get to the pass.
How many players do I need?
Use four players in the set up.