OBJECTIVE:

To improve switch passing, catching skills and communication.

EQUIPMENT:

One ball, six cones per group.

GROUP SIZE:

Eight players.

AREA:

22 x 22 metre grid.

DRILL SET-UP:

Players line up in four equal groups behind cones, which are set up in two lines.

DRILL EXPLANATION:

  1. The first players in groups A and B run zigzagging across the grid performing scissors as they pass.
  2. As the ball-carrier approaches C / D they give soft passes and C and D continue the drill.

COACHING POINTS:

• The ball carrier should call when the switch should take place.
• The support player should stay on a straight line until switch is called, otherwise the pass becomes difficult to time and the defence will not be deceived.
• The pass should be made slightly before the two players cross, with the passer turning the shoulders towards the support player and popping the pass off the fingers into the space in front of where the support player is running.

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