27 Apr 2011
A DRILL TO IMPROVE PASSING SUPPORT, MOVEMENT AND FINISHING
A FOOTBALL COACHING DRILL TO IMPROVE PASSING SUPPORT, MOVEMENT AND FINISHING
Lay out four cones, A,B,C, D and E as outlined in the graphic. Start with a player on each cone. The distance between the cones should be between 10 – 20 yards. 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 passes to player c. Player c initially checks away from the ball, before checking back to receive the pass.
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 * Supporting player to consider angle and distance of support *Set the ball with sympathy, so it can passed first time *Communication, both verbally and using body language * Timing of the runs and the pass *On finish, head up to assess goalkeepers position and accurate finish