The long pass advances from a short pass in that accuracy becomes vital over longer distances so technique must be practised. Use these four activities to hone the technique among your players. For beginners: Play the fun game Long and Short Of It to teach young players the art of passing the ball across longer... MORE
Long and Short of It
Divide your players into two teams of four. One team can score in the goals at either ends of the field, the other team in the goals at either side.
The team playing lengthways can use an extra player making it a 5v4.
You can play with keepers, depending on the number of players you have. If you are using keepers, after they make a save they serve the ball out to their own side.All other rules are the same as they are in a normal game of football.
Switch teams around after five goals have been scored.
Improves players’ ability to make quick decisions on play and enhances awareness and judgement on space and distance.
Support play angles and distances. Reaction to lost and
regained session. Awareness of space and team mates.
Area: 60×30 yards pitch with four goals at each side
Players: 9 plus 4 optional goalkeepers
Equipment: Four goals, cones or balls
What To Call Out
● Play one of the teams on either one or two touches only.Opponents must then beat at least one player before passing or shooting.
● All players of the team in possession must touch the ball at least once before attempting to score.
● Make teams even to become a 5v5 situation.