Players pass the ball to each other either side of two cones in an anti clockwise direction or clockwise direction. An excellent football drill for using the first touch to change direction of the ball and create space.

 

Aim: To improve passing technique.

Suitable for: U7’s and upwards.

Equipment: Coned area, 1 ball between 2 players

im: To improve passing technique.

Suitable for: U7’s and upwards.

Equipment: Coned area, 1 ball between 2 players

Organisation:  Continuous passing drill, players stand 5m apart behind a cone, player receives ball and with 1st touch plays the ball to the other side of cone and then passes to other player who repeats the practice. Start with a slow tempo.

Progressions:

  • 2 touch to put more emphasis on 1st touch
  • Change direction to work weaker side
  • Change distance between players
  • Increase tempo

Coaching Points

  • Accuracy of pass, head up, observation
  • Weight of pass, depending on the distance between the players
  • Direction of 1st touch, outside of passing foot or with inside of non passing foot

Save and print this drill as a pdf here.