Objectives: Passing, Control, Silly
fun football coaching game that helps improve passing in tight situations.
Randomly place cones throughout a defined area; I use the Penalty Area.
Cones should be rather close together, 3 yards apart on average and no set
pattern, but make sure that there are no clearly defined lanes, end to
end. Divide players into two teams. Have each team line up in pairs, the
two teams will be at one of the defined area's end lines.
The object of each pair of players is to pass to his teammate through the
cones without the ball or a player's foot touching a cone. (I tell the
players that it is a mine field and that the cones are land mines.) Do not
allow players to dribble but only to make passes.
Begin by allowing the first pair from each team to go. Once a pair of
players reach the far end line, the next pair from their team can go. If a
ball or a player's foot touches a cone (land mine), that pair has to go
back to the starting line and begin again. First team to successfully get
all of their players across the mine field wins.
To deal with odd numbers of players or pairs, make one or more players or
pairs go twice as needed.