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Combination Play - Improving 1-2 Combinations

soccer combination play, soccer 1-2

 
Published 10/10/2006 9:34:12 AM
Author: Chris Johnson
Combination Play - Improving 1-2 Combinations

Drill Objective:

This soccer passing drill focuses on improving 1-2 combination play. This drill focuses on short and long 1-2's and enhancing movement off the ball.

Drill Setup:

  1. Set up a grid that is approximately 20 X 25 yards.
  2. Set one player on three of the corner cones (B, C, and D).
  3. The remaining players create a small line on the 4th cone (A).
  4. The player at the beginning of the line starts with the ball.
  5. Start with one ball in the beginning.

Drill Instructions:

  1. Player A passes a long ball to Player B and advances towards Player B.
  2. Player B lays the ball off to player A and spin out around his cone and receive the ball from Player A on the other side of the cone.
  3. Player B then plays the ball long to Player C  and advances towards Player C.
  4. Player C lays the ball off to Player B and spins out around his cone and receives the ball from Player B on the other side of the cone. 
  5. Player C then plays the ball long to Player D and advances towards Player D.
  6. Player D lays the ball off to Player C and spins out around his cone and receives the ball from Player C on the other side of the cone.
  7. Player D then plays the ball long to the next Player A and advances towards Player A.
  8. Player A lays the ball off to Player D and sping out around his cone and receives the ball from Player D on the other side of the cone.
  9. The drill repeats.

Drill Coaching Points:

  • Players play in 1 touch with the proper pace and accuracy on each pass.
  • Players should be thinking ahead of the play and be ready to move fast.
  • Players should communicate verbally, by hand motions, or eye contact.
  • Players body positioning is critical for fluid movement.

Drill Variations

  • Run the drill with 2 balls. Start the drill with player A and C at the same time.
  • Change the direction of the play.


Titled: Combination Play - Improving 1-2 Combinations
Tagged: soccer combination play, soccer 1-2
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