Encourage your players to link up and support out wide in three different ways. By JOHN WILLIAMS MORE
BALL CONTROL 1
Pass to a team mate 5 and 10 yards using both feet
“Pass and run to the next cone” • “Head and knee over the ball” “Ankle tight!” • “One touch to control and one to pass”
Set up a 10 x 10 yards square with a cone on each corner. You need two players on each side of the square. Give the ball to player 1 as shown in the diagram.
Player 1 push passes with his RIGHT foot to 2, who passes to 3. Player 3 passes across to 4, who passes back to 1. After a player has completed a pass, he runs to his LEFT.
Push passing is done with the inside or outside of the foot, with accuracy key to the pass – make sure players understand where they are running once they have passed the ball.
In part two, player 1 push passes with his LEFT foot to 2, who passes to 3. Player 3 passes across to 4, who passes back to 1. After a player has completed a pass, he runs to his RIGHT.
Once players get the hang of the pass and move and can run without hesitation, play should become quick and movement will be crisp.
We used eight players in this activity.