The aim is to improve passing, and receiving. At least 10 players are required for this drill. Some players line up in two groups at the top of the key, the first player in each of these lines has a ball.

Another 2 players start out wide, in line with the middle of the key, 1 on each side, and the same happens in the post positions next to the key. The first pass to be made is from the first person in each line to the wide player on each side, the wide player then passes to the post player, and the post player passes back to the next person in the opposite line, and everyone follows their pass to keep the drill moving. The players passing from the post positions must join the end of the opposite line.

Progressions:

  • Increase speed of the drill
  • Use different passes i.e. overhead and bounce passes

Coaching Points:

  • When using the chest pass keep the elbows in, and the hands slightly behind the ball in a relaxed handshake position. Step in the direction of the pass then extend the knees, back and arms forward and release the ball. On the follow through arms should be extended, palms facing down and fingers pointing to the target.

The action of the overhead pass is very similar to that of the chest pass, except the ball should be held above the forehead, and just before release the wrist and fingers should be flexed to produce the power.

  • Again the action of the bounce pass is similar to the other 2 passes, however with the bounce pass, the ball should be held at waist level, and the ball should bounce about 2/3rds of the distance to the target.
  • Use the 'W' shape to catch the ball
  • Make sure players call for the ball

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