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Passing and controlling the ball

Excercise 1

  • A passes to B, B passes to A (1, 2).
  1. With the right foot only.
  2. With the left foot only.
  3. First with the left foot, then with the right foot, etc.
  • Player chases the ball to the other side.
  • Meet the ball when receiving and controlling the pass. Variation: move away (from an opponent) before meeting the ball. 

Exercise 2

  • A passes to B, B passes to A, first with the right foot, then with the left, etc. (1).
  1. Control the ball to the left and take the ball around the cone with the right foot (2). Pass with the right foot (3).
  2. Control the ball to the right and take the ball around the cone with the left foot. Pass with the left foot.
  3. First to the left, then to the right, etc.
  • Player chases the ball to the other side.
  • Meet the ball when receiving and controlling the pass. Variation: move away (from an opponent) before meeting the ball.

Exercise 3

  • A passes to B, B passes to A, fi rst with the right foot, then with the left, etc. (1).
  1. Control the ball to the left and take the ball around the cone with the right foot (2). Pass with the right foot (3).
  2. Control the ball to the right and take the ball around the cone with the left foot. Pass with the left foot.
  3. First to the left, then to the right, etc.
  • Players take the place of the cones.
  • Light pressure when controlling the ball, dribbling and passing.

Coaching points:

  • Pass with inside of foot, with left and right foot
  • Meet the ball when receiving the pass
  • Ball in front of the body
  • Players of the same standard do the exercise together
  • Orientation (head high, look at player)
  • Differentiation (pass, control and move)