Get players passing the ball behind the first player to a supporting team mate
Set out two 2m cone gates about 5m apart. Start two attackers 5m in front of the gates and put a feeder just behind the gates to the side.
When you say “go”, the attackers move forward and the feeder passes to the first attacker who goes through the coned gate in front of him. He then passes back at 45 degrees to the next attacker who runs through the other gate.
Once the players are used to passing back at 45 degrees, remove the gates and play with two defenders v three attackers. When you say “go”, the first attacker takes the pass from the feeder as before.
The outside defender decides whether he steps in, towards the first attacker, or out to cover the other attackers. If he steps in, then the first attacker uses the 45-degree pass. If he steps out, then the passer uses a short pass.
You will need
Two 2m cone gates positioned 5m apart
Got more players?
Get more pairs of attackers ready to come and take their turn
What to tell your players
“Turn the shoulders to make the pass”
“Over-emphasise pulling the pass back”
“Outside attacker, be an option to take a pass”
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