Moving Round the Clock in Teams
Dimensions: 40 x 40 Square separated into four 10 x 10 squares. Two even teams starting in squares diagonally opposite one another, one ball per team.
How to: Each team must pass their ball unopposed around their 10 x 10 area for a coach defined number of passes. Generally doubling the amount of players you have gives you a good number of passes to make, example: 4 players 8 passes per square.
Once the team have made their passes they can move clockwise to the next square and make 8 more passes there. Play continues until one team catches the other, if the game is particularly close, until the teams get back to their starting square.
Coaching Points: Accuracy often prevails over speed; careful considered passes will be more effective than fast passes that are difficult to control.
Move to help your team mates play a simple pass.
Progressions: Offside- players must not cross the line into the next area until the ball has been passed into there. Another player must run onto it and collect it.
Have one player from each team go into the opposing teams’ square as a defender. They must attempt to slow them down by blocking their passes. NOTE the defender cannot directly challenge players, they can only intercept and block passes.