Through Ball/Offside Conditioned Game
Dimensions: 40 x 30 yard field played width ways
Two even teams
How to: Free play, game-like scenario, each team has a line to defend, to score a point a through ball must be played past opponents line and collected by a team mate.
Coach re starts the game by throwing the ball into space.
Each teams’ End line works like an offside line (calls are made by the coach) players must hold/time their run in order to win a point.
Coaching Points: Use the width of the field to find opportunities, as the player with the ball, look for gaps to play the ball into. Look for players running into good positions. Play the ball through the defensive line for your team mate to run onto.
Allow the game to be the teacher as much as possible. Players will learn to realise what is working well for them and what is holding them back. Be sure to draw attention to good play.