Quick thinking

Quick thinking

5 Players are placed in a line, 4 of them have a football.

Player 1 stands 10 yards away.

Player one receives a pass and takes two touches. He/she then passes to the player with no football. He/she cannot go back to the player who has passed them the ball. All players take a turn at receiving.

Focus on:

  • Make sure the players relax, players tend to rush this exercise. Its quality that matters.
  • Quality first touch and pass.
  • Communication, especially from the player who hasn’t got the football.
  • Tell the players to think who they received a pass from, that they are the ones who will receive the next pass.
  • Open body position.


Play one touch, Volleys. Chest and pass, headers.