Players pass the ball backwards and forwars to each other aiming to get the ball between the gaps made by four cones.

Aim: To improve control and 1st touch

Suitable for: Under 9's and upwards Equipment:

Marked area, 4 cones, 1 ball.

No. of players: 2 upwards (more players can form lines at each end taking turns)

How: Players pass the ball between each other over approximately 20m using limited touches. Driven pass through the middle cones and firm side footed pass with curl through the outer cones.

Progression:

  • This drill can be made more difficult by gradually Increasing tempo or speed.
  • Limit players to only two touches.
  • Passes must leave the ground
  • Receiving player can move left or right to encourage passing player to keep his head up.

Coaching Points

  • Concentrate on weight of pass - not too soft or too firm.
  • Focus on accuracy.
  • Aim to get the first touch out of feet to the left or to the right ready for return pass.

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