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The Y Passing Drill

By Arthur Bell –

Setup:
30 m x 40 m grid. (2 grids 30 m x 20 m)
16 players.
8 players per grid.
Supply of balls at two diagonally opposite corners.

Execution:
A and A2 start at the same time.
A passes to B, B passes to C, C returns pass to B, B passes to D.
D dribbles to A2.
Players rotate A to B to C to D then across to the other group.
This is mirrored by A2, B2, C2 & D2.

Variations:
1. A and A2 start at the same time.
A passes to B, B passes to C, C returns pass to B, B passes to D.
D dribbles to 10 yards from A2 and plays a short pass.
Players rotate A to B to C to D then across to the other group.
This is mirrored by A2, B2, C2 & D2.

2. A and A2 start at the same time.
A passes to B, B passes to C, C returns pass to B, B passes to D.
D receives and plays a long pass to A2.
Players rotate A to B to C to D then across to the other group.
This is mirrored by A2, B2, C2 & D2.

By Arthur Bell

Fast Action Shooting Drill

By Arthur Bell –

Setup:
14 players – 7 Black, 7 Yellow + 2 Goal Keepers
40 x 40 outside grid
10 x 10 inside central box
2 x Goals
14 Balls

Execution:
1st player passes to player on the same side of central box.
2nd player receives, takes a touch and then shoots.
1st player follows pass to replace the receiving player.
2nd player collects ball and joins opposite line.

Variations:
1. 1st player chips the ball to player on the same side of central box, he then becomes a defender and confronts the 2nd player receives, who takes a touch and then shoots.
1st player follows pass to replace the receiving player.
2nd player collects ball and joins opposite line.

2. Diagonally opposite lines work together.
Both outside players pass to nearest central player.
Central players control and pass back to outside players.
Central players switch places and receive a chip pass from their outside player which they control and shoot, then they collect ball and join the opposite line.
Outside players become central players.

3. Diagonally opposite lines work together.
Both outside players pass to nearest central player.
Central players control and pass back to outside players.
Central players switch places and receive a chip pass from their outside player which they control and shoot, then they collect ball and join the opposite line.
Outside players come into act as defenders then become central players.

By Arthur Bell

Positional Passing – Creative Movement in Wide Areas

By Arthur Bell –

Setup:
40 x 40 grid.
6 stations each with a pole/mannequin as a marker.
2/3 players at each station.

Execution:
Players work on different patterns throughout the drill which will develop, passing, movement, variation, imagination, communication etc.
Players repeat the same pattern on both sides.
Players follow their pass to the next station.
To begin, both end players pass to station 1 on the outside of the mannequin.
Station 1 player receives behind the mannequin and passes to Station 2 player on the inside the Mannequin.
Station 2 goes across the front of the mannequin to receive the ball and pass to the opposite end player.

Variations:
1. Players work on opposites. If station 1 goes to outside then station 2 should go inside and vice versa.
2. End Player to Station 2, Station 2 lays off for late support run from station 1. Player then hits end station.

3. End Player to Station 2, player comes inside and support comes from station 1 as an overlapping run before hitting end player.

4. Coaches can work on any pattern they wish, use imagination, allow players to be creative.

By Arthur Bell

Creative Movement in Wide Areas

By Arthur Bell –

Setup:
Three channels each 12 yards wide and 28 yards in length. Two groups of players, from each group, two players on the outside, two players at the end and the remaining players at the top. Two small goals at the top and to the side as indicated.

Execution:
Player 1, from the top, in each group will drive with the ball towards Player 2 at the bottom. Before reaching the midpoint, Player 1 passes to Player 2.

On receiving the ball the Player 2 moves the ball to the outside, this triggers the Player 3 to run in behind to receive a diagonal pass.

Player 3 receives and passes into the goal as quickly as possible. The players all follow their pass as the exercise repeats.

Variations:
1. On receiving the ball Player 2 moves the ball to the outside, this triggers the Player 3 to run in off the side to receive a straight pass, and then drive with the ball to the top. The players all follow their pass as the exercise repeats.

2. Add another Player 4 at the bottom outside corner of each group. On receiving the ball the Player 2 moves the ball to the outside, this triggers Player 3 to run in off the side and for the Player 4 to overlap. The Player 2 can choose to play a straight pass to the Player 3 coming in or a diagonal pass to the overlapping Player 4.

3. On receiving the ball the Player 2 moves the ball to the outside, this triggers the Player 3 to run wider and for the Player 4 underlap as required. Player 2 can choose to play a straight pass to the Player 3.

4. On receiving the ball the Player 2 moves the ball to the outside, this triggers the Player 3 to run in off the side or to run wider and for the Player 4 to overlap or underlap as required. Player 2 can choose which option to play.

By Arthur Bell