Organisation/Set Up

Practice 1 of Theme 104 Quick Feet to Finish has a physical focus and can be applied during pre-season or throughout the year. Working individually, a single player must perform forward and backwards shuttle runs between cones spaced 2 yards apart, before receiving a pass from the coach as shown.

The player must position themselves at an angle to be able to take their first touch behind the mannequin to run onto, before playing a pass to a waiting player between 2 poles positioned 2 yards apart. They must then turn to receive a second pass off either a coach or fellow player and play a bounce pass off a rebound board (or a player if a board is unavailable). To finish the exercise, they must take a strong touch through cones to finish in a 1 v 1 against the goalkeeper. Active player then becomes a support player for the next rotation.

  • Attacking Emphasis 90% 90%
  • Defending Emphasis 10% 10%

Age Group

Number of Players


Key Coaching Points

Technical | Quality of first touch, pass and finish

Physical | Quick feet to change direction and accelerate and decelerate between cones

Psychological | Remain balanced with technique and increased speed.. adjust to ball speed.


How can you body shape influence your ability to complete practices?
How are you adjusting to ball speed from coaches?
How can you improve your technique in each sequence?


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