OBJECTIVE:

To practise passing in space.

EQUIPMENT:

One ball per group.

GROUP SIZE:

5-9 players.

AREA:

Half field.

DRILL EXPLANATION:

  1. A runs forward at pace and commits the defender to create an overlap for B.
  2. Initially the defender Z marks A only.
  3. Defenders may form a single line up the field about 10m apart.
  4. Each group of two attackers should attempt the drill against all the defenders.

COACHING POINTS:

• Player with the ball should run at speed to commit the defender.
• If there is no defender approaching, the ball carrier should continue running.
• As the defender approaches, the pass should be timed to allow B to score.
• Attackers should run to the opposite shoulder of the defender to the direction in which the pass is to be directed.

VARIATIONS / PROGRESSION:

When technique improves allow the defender to move towards A or B.

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