EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FOR GRASSROOTS SOCCER COACHES

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

BALL CONTROL 2

Receive turn and pass 5 and 10 yards

CONTROL, CATCH AND PASS

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

Set up a 20 x 15 yards area with goals on the longer sides. Split your players into two teams of five.

The aim for each team is to keep possession of the ball and score in the goal with a “thrown” shot.

Teams keep possession by throwing to pass the ball and then using a first touch with part of the body but not the hands. Here the player controls the ball on his chest before grabbing it with his hands to secure possession.

The ball should be caught from the first touch and that gives the player possession of the ball to then pass again.

The opposition only have to catch to steal possession. To score, a player throws or volleys the ball into the net. Failure to control the ball first or dropping the ball results in turnover of possession.

The opposition only have to catch to steal possession. To score, a player throws or volleys the ball into the net. Failure to control the ball first or dropping the ball results in turnover of possession.

How many players do I need?

You need 10 players.

Game play

Use good technique with the first touch.
Pass and move to give support.
Throw good passes to help team mates.

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