Short, Short, Long Passing Sequence
Dimensions: Two cones 12 yards apart (adjust if necessary to suit the players)
More lines should be placed to cater to more players.
How to: A Player on the end starts with a ball, the sequence that follows is two short passes and a long pass down to the other side, the cycle repeats from the other end. SHORT, SHORT, LONG
Coaching Points: Middle player must create an angle. Step off to the side to allow the player on the end to pass to you on an angle, this will open up your body to the play. Being off to the side allows you to watch the longer pass and move down-field with it. In the game this will help you be better positioned to receive the return pass.
Take steps to ensure the pass is good- This is a small area, encourage good passing technique over a short distance. This activity is completely unopposed, stress good technique
Allow two touches in order to get the players used to the cycle.
Progressions: One touch passing
How to: A Player on the end starts with a ball, the sequence that follows is two short passes with a player in the middle and a longer pass down to the player opposite with the player on the end following their pass, the person in the middle takes their cone, the cycle repeats from the other end. SHORT, SHORT, LONG. The person on the end should be bought into the middle each time, encourage the person in the middle to play the second short pass in front of the end player, forcing them to step off their cone and into play for the long pass
Passes are short, encourage the player in the middle to always cushion the pass back to the player on the end in front of them, this will encourage a natural flow to the activity as they have to step off the cone into play so the cycle continues.
Challenge: How many complete circuits can the teams make in a given time limit (simple relaxed passing will work much better than running hard here)