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Players develop some easy catch-and-pass skills before improving their evasive and speed skills. MORE
Use this race to improve passing, the idea that players have to stop after a tag and pass and the role of the support player chasing after the ball carrier to receive a pass after a tag.
Stagger the cones so the runners have to move sideways as well as forwards.
Have groups of three run forward. Mix up the pairs.
To start with, the support player will tend not to follow the passer. However if it is a race, then they soon get the idea that to win, they need to keep up. It’s only a short pass, so try telling the players to pass with their fingers to give them the sensation of a softer pass.
Use this exercise in conjunction with a game of tag. Play 4 v 4 tag, then run “Tag and pass race” for three minutes before returning to the tag game.
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