This drill can certainly be called difficult, when it’s carried out with a lot of dynamics and at a fast pace. We send a player to “passing hell”. Surrounded by four players, he faces a great challenge of serving all of his teammates with short passes. The area is very small; it is not easy to get one’s bearings in it.
We’ll post a group-of-four in a rectangle, some distance from the goal. These four players stand close together, so that the goalkeeper is really put under pressure before the shot.
The starting player dribbles into the rectangle and passes once to every player. Short passes, turns – everything should be quick and, if possible, using direct passes. Once every player has been passed to, a shot on goal follows. The players making up the rectangle are routinely swapped out.
- Have a set passing order in the rectangle
- The next player starts when the previous player begins to take his shot on goal.
Category: Advanced training, children’s training, youth training, seniors
Minimum group size: 8 + goalie
Maximum group size: 16 + goalie
Materials required: Enough balls, 5 ground markings, 1 goal
Field size: The smaller the distance between players in the rectangle, the more difficult the drill becomes.