Areas of the Game Attacking Defending Transition Set Plays Goalkeeping

Pass Into Space Flow Drill

 

DRILL OBJECTIVE(S) PACED PASSING INTO SPACE; TIMING LEAD RUNS OFF-BALL TO MAINTAIN SPEED OF ATTACK
PLAYERS 8+ PLAYERS (FOR EACH SIDE)
SPACE 3/4 FIELD (CAN DO IN SMALLER SPACE IF APPROPRIATE)
EQUIPMENT 25+ BALLS

EXPLANATION:

  • FLOW DRILL: after each pass, player follows pass to the next station.
  • The first player at the starting point plays a give-and-go with the Coach (C), receiving a through pass on the move.  He then turns with the ball and makes a lead pass to the next player arcing to the outside of the field.
  • At each station, player leads from cone into space to receive ball on the move and look to next station.
  • Ball pattern finishes with a shot on goal.
  • *set up mirrored patterns on both sides of field to maximize space and numbers. 

COACHING POINTS:

  • Focus on communication between passer and receiver at each station so that timing of the pass and off-ball movement is good.
  • The pace of the pass should be appropriate so that ball arrives in the path of the receiver without forcing him to slow down. 

EVALUATION:

  • When peformed well, the ball and player movement should be fluid.
  • Players at each station should only be in possession of the ball for a very short time.
  • Speed of ball movement should be as high as possible, and play should accelerate when possible at each station towards the next. 

PROGRESSION:

  • LTT: Same - use smaller space.
  • TTC & TTW: Add passing variations: Reverse Stick Passing, Lifted passes (over flat sticks).

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LTAD Stage Fundamentals Learning to Train Training to Train Training to Compete Training to Win
Core Skills Passing and Receiving Scoring Individual Defence Ball Control Off- Ball Movement Team Defence
Influencers Using Space/Time Vision Controlling Speed/Tempo Understanding/Taking Risk Communication

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