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Communicating with your team mates
This session is designed to improve communication amongst your players through a series of simple passing and receiving exercises.
What this session is about
- Let them know if they can turn.
- Let them know if you want a return pass.
- Let them know if they are being pressured.
What to think about
When making a pass your players can often see the area surrounding the receiving player better than this player can himself.
In addition, when passing to a player you often have an idea on what you would like the player to do (turn, set back etc) therefore its vitally important that your players start to give information to the receiving player on every pass they make.
25 x 25 yard area.
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What you get your players to do
The central players continually move around inside the area and receive passes from the outside players. While doing so they have 3 calls to work to.
Set 1 – the players must call their team mates name.
Set 2 – the players must communicate “man on” or “set” which will see them receiving a return pass.
Set 3 – the players must communicate for the player to turn out.
Add two defenders in the centre of the area who can try to tackle the receiving players.
Now when passing into the centre, the information you give your team mates is crucial to the team retaining the ball.
If a player loses the ball the player communicating replaces the defender. Rotate players regularly.
Play a normal game. Every time a pass is made without communication, award a free kick to the posing team.
What to call out
- “Give the player information”
- “Listen and trust your friend”