29 Apr 2011
PASSING, SUPPORT AND MOVEMENT DRILL – PASS IN FOURS
A FOOTBALL COACHING SESSION TO IMPROVE PASSING, SUPPORT AND MOVEMENT DRILL – PASS IN FOURS.
Lay out four cones, A,B,C and D as outlined in the graphic. 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 by setting out other cones, it can accommodate more groups of players.
To start the practice, Player A passes to player B. Player B initially checks away from the ball, before checking back to receive the pass. After the pass, player A makes a supporting run to receive a set pass from player B.
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