Players around the outside of the circle pass to one in the middle who passes to the other who then returns the ball to the outside circle.
Soccer Control Drills
Aim: To improve 1st touch / control
Suitable for: U10’s and upwards
Equipment: Marked area, 1 ball
Organisation: Players stand around the outside of a marked circle. 2 players are positioned in the middle of the circle and numbered 1 and 2. Player 1 commands ball from outside and takes a quick look to see where his partner is, player 1 controls the ball and lays the ball off. Player 2 passes the ball out to a player on the edge of circle without a ball. Player 1 then commands ball from another player. Player 2 passes the ball to outside then adjusts his position to support Player 1. Repetitive practice of 1 minute, second time round Players 1 & 2 change positions.
- Encourage players to increase tempo
- Emphasis is on 1st touch, keep ball out of feet and in the direction of supporting player
- Communication is essential
- 1st touch with inside or outside of foot