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Coach Pass Selection 8vs8

soccer drills for passing
Drill Objective(s)
      1. Coach a team in their options when passing the ball.
      2. Coach a team on how to maintain possession.
      • Drill No:               SSG34
      • Age:                    14-Adult                             
      • No Players:        16
      • Difficulty:            Medium/Hard
      • Area/Time:         2/3 Field (50x70)  (25mins)
      Diagram 1 - Passing Options
      ORGANISATION:

      Mark out 2/3 of a full size pitch (50x70yrds). Start position is SP1 in the centre circle (this can be varied). The teams play in specific formations. The defending team = 3-2-2 (Team being coached). The attacking team = 3-2-2 which is the team being coached. 

      • 7 attackers (Yellow)
      • 7 defenders (Red)
      • 2 goalkeepers  (Green)
       
      INSTRUCTIONS:
      • D1 attempts to hit a pass through to D2 (left back) on a overlap down the flank which is cut out by A1.  A1 now in space has time to look up and access their options on pass selection:
      1. Pass through or over behind the striker(s) into space for them to run onto.
      2. A pass into the farthest player forward into their feet.
      3. A pass into another player in an advanced position.
      4. A pass to a wide player.  This may require a switch of play.
      5. A pass backwards in order to maintain possession and rebuild.
         
        SCORING:
        2 teams compete and attempt to score in the opponents goal.
         

        KEY COACHING POINTS:

        1. Discuss the thought process from far to near when selecting a pass.
        2. Supporting players need to be infront, to the side and behind to provide options.
        3. Eyes/Head up to see opportunities.
        4. If you cant go forward, go sideways, if not sideways go back.
        5. Discuss playing into play makers if that is a tactic.
        6. Discuss the runs of the front players (i.e. Diagonal, checking, etc).
         
        PROGRESSIONS:
         
        1. Perform on both side of the field (switch sides) with a new starting point.
         
        VARIATIONS
        1. Play 3 touch in defensive half to force more passing.
        2. Play 2 touch in defensive half to force more passing.
         
        NOTES AND OBSERVATIONS:
        Monitor that the player look up and have a clear thought process,  Watch that they dont just pass to the first player they see.  Also that there is a fair risk balance in the pass they select so they dont give the ball away to easily, or conversely they never play forward and mis opportunities.
         
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