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Coaching tips for playing the killer pass

There’s nothing more exciting than seeing a well-executed through ball that splits the defence anticipated by your striker who runs on to it and blasts it into the net.

Dele Alli

Dele Alli scores for Spurs from a killer through ball against Bournemouth

It is a vital core skill that young players need to have to open the opposition and win games.

MY TIPS FOR PLAYING THE KILLER PASS
If you want your players to make the final ball count as your team moves forward, they must understand the basics…
> The ball should be moved quickly in the build up.
> Players should be patient and wait for the space to open up.
> Wingers must offer support to open up one side of the pitch.
> Midfielders should be constantly moving to make the pass easier.
> Players must perfectly time their runs to receive the pass.> Receiving players should finish with a good shot.

You could make this skill really work for your team if you run the three session below and get your team to play killer passes.

RUNNING ONTO A PASS

PASSING CIRCLES

U11S KILLER PASS GAME

Creating a passing game for your team is all about working on individual technique and getting players to understand how team play works with movement and good passing. Here are the best ways to implement your ideas

CREATE A PASSING GAME

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