EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS SOCCER COACHES

Supporting runs

The best teams can pass and move at speed up the pitch in passing patterns that will reflect the style of play your team is using. Possession games like this are great for getting teams to pass and move up the pitch.

Why use it

The best teams can pass and move at speed up the pitch in passing patterns that will reflect the style of play your team is using. Possession games like this are great for getting teams to pass and move up the pitch.

Set up

You need balls, bibs and cones in an area 15×15 yards. We used 8 players in the session.

How to play

You need to start with players on all four corners with 2 starting in the middle and 2 at opposite diagonals with 1 on the other two corners. Players pass and move in the sequence shown.

Technique

This is all about getting the right movement and pass with good weight and direction and good technique to receive with one touch and pass with the second touch.

Pass and move

    1. Set up your players like the diagram – the session starts in the bottom left corner passing into the centre
    2. Make sure you get your players to move into the right corners and keep the session going at a high tempo

Passing and support

    3. As the moves take place the players switch around the square
    4. You can start play at different corners and get players moving in different directions
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