To improve passing and receiving skills.
Beginners and upwards.
Number of players:
The whole squad.
Create a circular playing area at least 20 yards in diameter. The bigger the area, the harder your players will have to work. Smaller areas will require more skill.
How to play:
Half the players are equally spaced around the edge of the circle with a ball. The other half work inside the circle. On your command, the players in the circle run to a player on the outside, receive a pass and pass back.
Players then run quickly to another player on the outside and repeat.
Play for a minute and then swap roles. Give each team two or three turns as an inside and outside player.
- Ask your players to work at pace. They should turn and run quickly.
- As the inside players approach an outside player, they should call for the ball, loudly.
- The players on the outside of the circle need to stay on their toes and not let return passes go past them.
- Outside players can hold the ball in their hands and serve it at varying heights and speeds.
- The players on the inside have a ball each. They dribble to an outside player, pass to them, get a return pass and dribble at speed to another outside player. Repeat.