Running with the ball

Running with the ballDESCRIPTION:

Two groups of players at opposite ends of a 40 x 20 meter area, divided into two 40 x 10 meter channels. First player runs with the ball, down a 40 meter grid, before passing the ball across the grid to the second player. Exercise is repeated.
PURPOSE: to improve the first touch and the technique of running with the football and passing accurately at the end of the run.

ORGANISATION:

1. Area of 40 x 20 meters, divided into two 40 x 10 meter channels

2. Supply of balls

3. Cones

4. Groups of players diagonally at opposite ends of the running channels

KEY FACTORS:

1. Meet the ball

2. Get the ball out of the feet – good first touch

Running with the ball3. Run quickly with the ball

4. Minimum number of touches.

5. Use the front of the foot – laces, to push the ball in front

6. Run in a straight line.

7. Use an unbroken stride

8. Head up

9. Composed accurate pass at end of run

PROGRESSIONS:

Both groups start with a ball at the same time.

After the player meets the ball and controls it in front, have the second player in the group be a defender and chase the first player.

To improve fitness and speed, make the distance longer and make the groups smaller.