Welcome to the FineSoccer Drills Newsletter. Today’s featured activity works on short passing, movement and then getting the head up for the longer pass.
Start with 4 even groups in each in their own 30 x 30 grid. There is one ball per grid
The players pass amongst each other within their own grid and keep moving around
The players keep passing and moving until the coach blows his whistle. As soon as the whistle blows the players pass the balls to the next grid (clockwise)
Once the ball is received in the new grid the players start back up their passing and moving
This is working on the players getting their heads up, finding a player who is available and making an accurate pass.
Once the players get accustomed to doing this add in the concept of the passer following the pass into the next grid
This is working on getting the players into the habit of looking to follow their pass to support the longer pass.
There are other things you could do which would include having two players switch grids on each switching pass or you could even add in a designated defender in each grid.
This is an excellent way to work on both short and long passes and movement on and off the ball.
To see this progression (and much more) check out the DVD Tactics and Drills for Attacking and Goalscoring
Have a great day!