Category Archives: Passing

4 v 2 to 1 v 1

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Inside – Outside Passing Game

I would progress this where, initially time is given for the team’s to switch and then the switching has to be done on the fly.

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6 v 2 Rondo with Movement Off the Ball

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Watford Pre-Game Warm-Up

Saw this while watching Watford – West Ham and thought it made for a simple yet effective way to warm-up / stretch.

Note too, as the passing progresses, that they vary their running: some backwards, some shuffling, etc.

  • 2 cone lines maybe 10 yards apart and 10 yards wide
  • players between each cone across from each other
  • individual stretching
  • then passing across the cone and switching places
  • repeat

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Posted by on November 19, 2017 in Dribbling, Passing, Warm Up


Defensive Pressure

Just thought of this one myself. We had some issues getting out of the back quickly enough, and I was looking at various transition games. This isn’t quite transition but might make a good first step. (And I forgot to add the ball to the illustration.)

  • grid maybe 20 x 15 with evenly spaced cones along the sideline
  • 3 v 2 (or similar; numbers are variable), each starting on opposite lines
  • defenders serve to attackers
  • attackers’ goal is to dribble across the opposite line
  • but they get a point for each sideline cone they pass (so, say, the full goal is worth 4)
  • should / hopefully focus on speed of attack and speed of defending / organizing because the attackers start scoring quickly
  • emphasize that attackers should not attack in straight lines only
  • defenders can attack the opposite goal if they win possession

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Passing and Receiving Warm-up


  • a variation on something that is relatively common (circle in-and-out drill) but a variation I like because…
  • …I like the idea of combining with a teammate in traffic and…
  • …a potential progression from 2 or 3 touches to 1 touch, forcing the second / final receiver to move off the ball based on the initial pass
  • could also include a third teammate in the middle and restrict the distance of the passing, e.g. no passes under 7 yards

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Passing Warm-up


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