Through Ball Diamonds
Dimensions: Two cones 12 Yards apart with players separated evenly by either cone facing each other. Lay more cones to accommodate more players or to keep lines to a minimum. Two more cones should be placed half way between the two cones 5 yards apart to create a diamond. Two players should stand by a cone each, these players are Midfielders for this drill.
One soccer ball needed per group, but a supply should be kept nearby to keep the activity flowing.
How to: A player starts with the ball at one end and passes into a midfielder and continues their run towards the other side. The midfielder with the ball makes a square pass to his team mate across, the team mate then lays the ball into the path of the running player who passes/dribbles the ball to the other side. The midfielders switch places and the pattern repeats from the other side.
Rotate midfielders after a few minutes.
Coaching Points: Passes must be accurate. Remember to weight the pass correctly if you are playing the through ball to the running player, timing and weight of pass are particularly important and could be the difference between and offside call or the ball rolling through to the goalkeeper.