Encourage your players to link up and support out wide in three different ways. By JOHN WILLIAMS MORE
Passing to maintain possession is one thing; passing to hurt the opposition by moving them around and breaking through defensive lines is another and requires instilling a sense of purpose in players.
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Two teams of four and a 10-yard square. Play 4v1 keepball with the defender being replaced by a team mate every 30 seconds.
Defenders earn a point by knocking the ball out of the square while attackers earn a point for five successive passes. Switch after two minutes and the team with the most points wins.
Three teams of two playing 2+2v2 in a 20-yard square. The two teams play keepball against the third team. Any team that loses possession to the defenders switches roles. Points are awarded for successfully defending the ball or being involved in an 10-pass successive sequence. When one player makes a pass that splits the defenders this is also worth an extra point.
Play for two minutes then work out the points before switching partners so they attack/defend with different players.
Play 4v4 in a 30-yard square with a five-yard zone at each end. The attacking team is only allowed one attacker in the five-yard zone and then for a limited amount of time. The defending team cannot enter the five-yard zone it is defending. Teams score a point for passing to the team mate in the end zone.