in Warm Ups
This three-part practice develops players' ability to receive the ball ready to shoot. By STEVE OAKES MORE
The idea of the session is to work towards possession with a purpose which includes understanding how to exploit space. So players begin by learning dribbling decisions then passing decisions
Set up an area 12×12 yards you need balls, bibs and cones.
The session starts with dribbling in a congested area with players varying speed, changing direction into areas where the space is using left and right feet. Next players work in pairs looking to pass and receive – pass to feet in crowded areas, high tempo with good support movement after the pass. Receive on the half turn on the foot furthest from the ball. The final part is to create passing moves in groups of 3 and 4 for team shape, using dribbling to get into positions that make the pass easier.
Look for smart dribbling and passing with players being aware of what’s around them at all times..