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Receive turn and pass 5 and 10 yards (U11 activity)

BALL CONTROL 2

Receive turn and pass 5 and 10 yards

FIRST TOUCH

Cushion the ball with a light touch” • “Turn and pass first time” • “Listen for the call” • “Accuracy important – hit the target”

You need balls and cones and three 5 x 5 yards squares – one in the centre, one 10 yards (here box 1) away 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 passes to the target man in that square.

By turning the ball into the direction of the pass, it makes it easier to ensure the second pass is accurate and is played with the right weight.

By turning the ball into the direction of the pass, it makes it easier to ensure the second pass is accurate and is played with the right weight.

How many players do I need?

We used four players and the coach in this activity.

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