The striker plays the ball into the server who lays the ball off with a soft touch (inside of foot) for the striker to run on to and shoot. After 10 lay off’s change serving player.

 

Aim: To improve passing / lay off’s

Suitable for: U9’s and upwards

Equipment: Marked area, 1 goal, footballs

Organisation: The striker plays the ball into the server who lays the ball off with a soft touch (inside of foot) for the striker to run on to and shoot. After 10 lay off’s change serving player.

Progressions:

  • Striker to chip the ball to server who lays ball off with a volley or half volley
  • Increase / decrease distances between from goal
  • The serving player can move to different areas to change angle of pass
  • Server can take a touch to control and another to lay off

Coaching Points

  • Accuracy of pass
  • Weight of pass
  • Angle of pass
  • Watch the ball come on to the foot to aid timing

 

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