22 Apr 2011
A DRILL TO IMPROVE PASSING AND GIVE AND GOES TO FINISH
This football training session will help the players to develop quick combination play, give and goes in and around the penalty area.
Lay out four pairs of cones, A,B,C,D, with about 5 yards between the cones, as outlined in the graphic. Start with a player on each cone and two players on cone A. The cones can be placed at different angles to each other. This practice is adaptable and two players can be placed on each cone to accommodate a bigger group of players.
To start the practice, Player A (yellow) passes to player B (white). Player B (white) initially checks away from the ball, before checking back to receive the pass. Player B (white) sets the ball back for the supporting player A (yellow)
KEY TECHNICAL ASPECTS
Focus on the technique of the push pass, get the ball out of the feet, picture the pass, use the side – foot, strike through the middle / centre of the ball *Accurate, well weighted, timed passes, along the floor *Timing of the movement from the receiving player to check away from the ball, before receiving *Sympathetic set for supporting player *Good supporting angle and distance *Timing and angle of pass and run to receive the return pass *Communication between players *Accurate finish