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Better passing technique
Hone a better passing technique for your players with this coach-fed exercise which starts with a focus on one player at a time and their handling ability.
Develop good habits for your players by encouraging them to turn their shoulders and hips to deliver short passes to team mates running onto the ball.
- Put the passer about 1m away from you. Put a line of players about 2m away in a line, ready to come forward onto a pass from the original passer.
- Pop the ball to the passer. The first player in the line comes forward and the passer turns and passes the ball to them.
- Either pass another ball to the passer or wait for the receiver to give the ball back to you. It’s worth having two balls in case one gets dropped.
- The receiver runs to the other side, while the next pass takes place.
- Repeat until the line one side is empty and then start on the next line, so the passer is passing off the other hand.
- Add in another line of players, so there are two passes.
- Have two lines of players with a pad holder in front of the first line.
- Pop the ball to the first player who then passes before they reach the ruck pad (who remains stationary).
- Change the distances to suit your players.
- Face up the pitch but then turn the hips and shoulders to pass.
- Follow through with the hands towards the target.