Midfield Combination Play | Technical Practice (36-P1)
This practice is organised in a circle area laid out with a 20 - 30 yard diameter depending on player numbers, with 2 players combining centrally and outside players as passers and receivers.
Circle area laid out with a 20 yard diameter depending on player numbers, with 2 players combining centrally and outside players as passers and receivers. Ball on the outside, passed into player 1 who sets player 2 who passes out to different player on the outside. Immediately get ready for next pass, could start with 2 or more balls.
Touch | Movement To Receive | Communication | Passing Quality | Awareness
Progression 2 | Passer Steps In
2 Vary rotational movement with passing player then becoming player who sets. Continue rotation.
Progression 3 | Simple Circle Switch
2 Groups communicate between themselves when players can switch outside; encourage checking shoulders
Touchtight Coaching Tips
Start practice off with simple combination, but coach must be in control as progressions take place, as younger players may find difficult to understand. 2-4 balls depending on quality/age of players.
Each pair to work for between 60-120 seconds before rotating players for initial exercise.
Key Coaching Points | 1 & 2
Progression 1 | 6 minutes
Key Coaching Points | 3 & 4
Progression 2 | 12 minutes
Key Coaching Points | 5 & 6
Progression 3 | 18 minutes