I've seen this setup credited to Barcelona but I can't verify it. Whether it comes from them or not I like that movements and the fact that the players have to read each other's movements before deciding where they should move.
A ten-yard box has a player on each end. A line of players with soccer balls is ten yards from the box. A single player is in front of a cone ten yards from the far end of the box.
The player on the near edge of the box opens up to one corner of the box or the other. The ball is then passed to them and laid off. The player at the far side of the box has reacted to the movement of the player on the near edge by moving in the opposite direction to create an angle for the pass.
The ball is then played into this third player. The second player turns to support the pass and receive a layoff. The ball is then played in to the last player who runs it back to the start. Each player moves up one position and then next pattern begins with the player at the near edge choosing to open up to one side or the other.[wpsharely id="6889"][/wpsharely]
There are many different variations you can use to this basic setup. The next one I usually add is to have the first pass go to the player at the far edge. The player on the near edge still turns to support the pass and receive the layoff. I also have the player at the far edge turn to support the pass and play a give-and-go with the fourth player before they run the ball back to the start.
What other patterns would you use from this setup?
Have a great day!