This replicates a midfield battle with the final pass vital to scoring points in the game. Players learn where and when to make the pass and how movement off the ball is vital to success. MORE
Receive, control and pass (U13 game)
BALL CONTROL 2
Receive, control and pass
MAKE A LOFTED PASS
“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”
You need balls and cones and three 5 x 5 yards squares – one in the centre, one 10 yards away (box 1) and one 5 yards away (box 2). The server stands on a cone 5 yards away.
Put the working player in the centre box and target men in boxes 1 and 2. The server has four balls to pass to the working player, who in turn has to pass to one of the target men.
The server plays the ball into the working player’s feet and the first touch should be good so the player can turn and get the pass away.
You call out a number just as the server passes the ball and the working player turns and makes a lofted pass to the target man in that square.