Build your team’s offloading skills in a game-related way so the passer and receiver can start to understand their options. We know a simple offloading game can devastate defences. The players need the skills and the confidence to know how to offload and when to offload. MORE
The basics of passing
U9 | HANDLING 1
Get your players passing the ball towards the target at the right height
- Split your players into pairs. The players in each pair sit 3m apart, but facing opposite directions.
- The players pass a ball back and forth, each pass going to the chest of the other player. After 1 minute, ask players to turn around to change the hand they pass off.
- Once they are comfortable passing the ball from a sitting position, players get to their feet and continue passing, while still facing in opposite directions.
- Finally, have groups of four players running through a 10m area passing along the line. When one group gets to the end, they hand the ball to the next group who repeat the exercise running in the opposite direction.
You will need
- 1 ball for each pair
- A 10m square area for the final exercise
Got more players?
Not a problem when players are in pairs, but add another 10m area for the final activity.
What to tell your players
“Point the hands towards the target after releasing the ball”
“Keep the ball above the hips when passing”