Now we are back playing matches and training after nearly four months of lockdown I can certainly notice the difference in my players. It isn't like when they come back from summer holidays because that is usually just down to a bit of fitness and rusty match play. So how can you relight their fire? MORE
Return to play: Avoid the pass
Ball Control 1
Pass the ball 3 yards to a team mate
PASSING IN PAIRS
“Look to where the pass is going” • “Use the inside of the foot or the laces”
Set up a 3 x 3 yards area with a cone on each corner. Put a player on each cone.
When you say “go”, players pass across the square from corner to corner. The added difficulty is that they must concentrate on their own passes and not hit the ball of the other pair as they pass and receive.
You want to hear plenty of communication during this activity, the players need to be calling for the ball, telling their partner they are ready to receive it.
You can easily adapt the activity so the players pass a ball around the square rather than play across the square so it goes from corner to corner around the square.
How many players do I need?
You need four players in two pairs per square.