Transitional Pass and Move
Dimensions: See Diagram: Cones show one 5 yard pass and a 10 Yard pass. Extend or shorten the distances if necessary. You can set up a mirror image of this drill to accommodate more players. Players will be passing from right to left this time, so ensure you allow players to switch grids after a few minutes so they can work both sides.
How to: The first player makes a pass into a player by the cone and follows their pass, the receiving player dribbles the ball around the free cone and makes a long pass to the player furthest away, following the pass to that cone, the player furthest away receives the ball and dribbles back to the start line, the next player goes.
How to: The first player makes a pass into player 2 by the cone and moves to the free cone to receive a return pass, when they have received the return pass, they make a through ball to player two who collects the ball and makes a long pass into player 3, player two then looks for a 1-2 pass with player three before taking their position on the cone. Player three dribbles the ball back to the start line and the pattern repeats.
Coaching Points: Angles! Create an angle for the 1-2 Pass, step off to the side so your body is open to the play, this allows you to play a better ball into the path of your team mate, playing too narrow and making lateral passes will limit your movement options and range of passing, it will also make you very easy to mark in the game.
Move the ball quickly, work as a team, making a good pass will allow the drill to flow better.
Progressions: Add a goal at the end of the Drill, players must not advance on goal and take a shot on a keeper.
Play a chipped pass off the ground when playing the long pass.