Use this simple warmup exercise for a couple of minutes to give your players hundreds of passes and lots of combination opportunities in a very focussed practice. This passing drill lets your players pass and move amongst lots of interference and is a good primer for opposed skill practices.
Primary Aims & Objectives
To develop accurate passing, movement, communication and awareness.
- Set-up a square area and divide in to a four x four grid.
- Split group in to two teams and give each team one ball for every two players.
- Players can pass to any available teammate, but passes must go in to a different grid square.
Make It Easier
Remove a ball from each team to increase the number of available passes.
Make It Harder
Players can only receive the ball in an empty square.
Passes must travel through two grid squares.
With older or more able players you may introduce third-man running.
Players can either pass with their first touch to the teammate that passed to them, or they can take an extra touch but must find a different spare teammate.
Ask players to experiment with different combinations such as overlap runs, underlap runs, give-and-go or crossovers.