Quick clearing passes, the pass away from the tackle or ruck, are an essential skill which will keep your game functioning at high speed. Encourage all your players to be able to pass away. MORE
U9 | HANDLING 7
Improve players spatial awareness, communication and footwork when handling
- Mark out a 5m square area. Put three attackers and one defender in the area. Give the attackers a ball
- When you say “go”, the three attackers aim to touch the defender with the ball. They have to place it onto him while holding it in two hands, not simply throw it at him.
- The attackers cannot move when they have the ball so have to be strategic with their passes and try to force the defender into a corner to touch him.
- The defender wins if he can avoid being touched for 20 seconds. If the defender is touched or he runs out of the area, the attackers win. Rotate the players after each go.
You will need
- A 5m square area
- 1 ball
- Bibs (optional)
Got more players?
Set up more squares and run the drill with other groups of four.
What to tell your players
“Move into space to be to receive a pass”
“Keep moving and make as many passes as possible”