Players make a circle, one player stands in the middle and calls for the ball from any player, controls and passes back to the same player then calls for the ball from another.

Organisation:  Players make a circle, one player stands in the middle and calls for the ball from any player, controls and passes back to the same player then calls for the ball from another player in the circle. Middle player repeats play for 1 minute. Then swap middle player.

Aim: To improve passing technique

Suitable for: U7’s and upwards

Equipment: Marked area, 1 ball for each player

Progressions:

  • Middle player passes back without controlling the ball first
  • Encourage players to increase tempo and use both feet

Coaching Points

  • Accuracy of pass, taking in to account distance and angle
  • Communication, awareness and vision, be alert
  • Decision making, what part of the foot to use, side of boot or laces, etc

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