Football Training – Passing With Accuracy and Intensity

Posted on: July 20th, 2011 | by Flaviu | No Comments

Last Updated on: 23rd July 2024, 11:14 am

Object Of The Training Session

Teach your players to pass accurately and move into space with intensity, progressing the practice into a drill and game situation.

Set-Up

  • Split the players into groups of 3.
  • Place two cones about 5 meters apart.
  • Have two players stand by one cone and the third player stand by the second one.
  • Give the ball to one of the players in the pair. This player stands in front of the cone and the other stands behind it.

Please refer to the diagram below.

 

Precision Passing With Accuracy and Intensity

 

Practicing The Skill

  1. Player 1 passes the ball to player 2. They then swap places with player 3.
  2. With 1 touch, player 2 passes the ball to player 3.
  3. Player 3 passes it back their their first touch and swaps places with player 1.
  4. Repeat the sequence for about 3 minutes and then swap positions.

The focus is on accuracy and intensity.

Developing The Drill

  1. Set up a 10x10m square using 4 cones.
  2. One player starts in each corner.
  3. Player 1 passes the ball to player 2.
  4. Using their first touch, player 2 passes the ball diagonally to player 3.
  5. With their first touch, player 3 passes the ball to player 4.
  6. Player 4 then dribbles the ball back to the first cone. The other players move to the next cone.
  7. At the first cone, player 4 passes the ball to player 1 who is now standing at the second cone.
  8. The players always follow their pass as shown in the diagram below.

High intensity is required to make the drill work.

 

Precision Passing With Accuracy and Intensity

 

Moving The Drill Into A More Realistic Game Situation

This drill is the same as the one above apart from when player 3 receives the ball, he plays the fourth player into space to either pass to the other attacker on his side (player 5) or go on to try and score himself. Players 6 and 7 are the defenders. Player 9 then repeats the drill and the sequence continues. Please see the diagram below.

 

Precision Passing With Accuracy and Intensity

 

Game Situation

Finish with a normal game focusing on the object of the training session. Encourage your players to pass and move with accuracy and intensity.

PENDLE VERDICT

These drills are effective as long as your players move between the football cones quickly and accurately pass the ball the first time. Two touches may be required for younger players.

YOUR VERDICT

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