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Football Training Drill to help players understand how to create space

This is a football coaching drill to coach players on how to create space. The ball is passed quickly and accurately between the players within the square. Players look to make timed runs, outside of the square to receive a pass. Encourage more than one player to make a run, as in a game players will sometimes need to create space not just for themselves, but for others. After receiving the ball outside the square, the ball is played immediately back into the square to a supporting player and the practice is repeated. To progress, add a second and third ball.

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