This practice is designed to be used as a warm-up focused upon passing and receiving.
About the Video
In the video below, Dan will talk you through the structure of the practice, various outcomes and how you can adapt it for your players.
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Topic: Passing & Receiving
No. of Players: 7 – 14
Practice Type: Unopposed
Pitch Size: N/A
Timing: 10 – 15 mins
Age Group: U13+
Interpreting the Diagrams
The key below outlines what the images mean on the diagrams.
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Key For Diagrams
This practice is designed to be used as a warm-up focused upon passing and receiving. The speed of movement and passing speed should be increased through the practice.
Layout 6 markers, 15-yards apart, in the shape of sand timer as shown in the figure. Position 1 player at each marker, except for the bottom left marker where two players should be positioned and the first pass made from. Players pass in the sequence shown in the figure and run to the marker where they played the pass. As the practice continues the speed of both the passing and running should be increased. Additional task constraints may also be applied to increase the challenge point. For example, require the full passing circuit to be completed in a set amount of time or have two groups race against each other. This component of your session may also provide an opportune moment to include dynamic movements as they wait for the pass to help players prepare physically for the training session.
Observations & Interventions
What you might see
- Casual movement from one marker to the next
Actions you might take
- Require players to arrive at their marker within a set time (e.g., 4-seconds)
Is the session too easy?
- Increase the distance between markers
- Place a time constraint on completing a full cycle
Is the session too hard?
- Reduce the distance between markers
- Reduce the number of defenders and play 6v2
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