This is a simple but very effective way to practice quick passing and supporting play.
Age group: U9s and upwards.
Set-up: Two teams of four play in a 30×20-yard playing area marked out with flat cones.
How to play:
- Each team has two players in the playing area and a player at each end as a target.
- The objective is to get the ball from one target player to the next without losing possession.
- The two teams play in two different directions. One team plays north to south, the other east to west.
Tip: Make the game competitive by awarding a point for each successful play. First to five points wins.
Coaching note: If you have more than eight players, play 5v5 or set up more than one playing area.
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