OBJECTIVE:

Obtain the fundamentals of passing off the ground.

EQUIPMENT:

Ball.

GROUP SIZE:

8+.

AREA:

10m channel.

DRILL EXPLANATION:

  1. Divide players into two groups and line them up in single file with about 5-6 m separating the groups.
  2. Place a ball on field line a few metres in front of one of the groups.
  3. First player from that group advances to the ball and passes the ball away in one action to the first player advancing from the second group who has sufficient depth to enable them to place the ball back on the line on the run.
  4. Players move up in pairs so that as soon as the ball is placed it is immediately passed across to a member of the other group by the second player in close support.

COACHING POINTS:

• Timing and a sense of urgency important.
• Low body position.
• Wide stance.
• Eyes on ball.
• Foot to ball.
• Transfer weight.
• Straight follow through.

VARIATIONS / PROGRESSION:

Don't restrict players to placing ball on line.

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