Passing to Beat the Defender

This game is to focus on passing to beat the defender. This 2v2 game works on passing and moving and finding open space between the two endline defenders to pass to the space behind the defenders.

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Passing to Beat the Defender


Setup

Create a grid approximately 25X30 yards. Split the team into 2 teams of 4 players. 2 players from each team will play in the middle of the grid while the other 2 players defend their assigned endline. The coach should have a large supply of soccer balls.

Instructions

The coach plays a ball into a team of who holds possession from the other team and plays 2v2.

The remaining 2 players from each team defends their assigned endline. The endline players can move from side to side along the end line, however, they are not able to enter the grid.

To score, the team in possession must make a pass no higher than knee high past the opponents defending the endline.

Each time a team is scored on, the endmen rotate with attackers.

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Variations

  • Increase grid size and play 3v3 with 3 endline players.
  • Require a certain number of passes prior to attacking the endline.
  • Allow the defensive endline players to be passed to in order to keep possession.

Coaching Points

  • Make sure players are actually passing the ball rather than just kicking.
  • Passes must have good pace and played to space.
  • Players must move in order to help the passing player keep possession.
  • Make sure players are playing balls away from the endline defenders.

Drill Target Ages

  • U9, U-9, Under 9, 9 and Under
  • U10, U-10, Under 10, 10 and Under
  • U11, U-11, Under 11, 11 and Under
  • U12, U-12, Under 12, 12 and Under
  • U13, U-13, Under 13, 13 and Under
  • U14, U-14, Under 14, 14 and Under
  • U15, U-15, Under 15, 15 and Under
  • U16, U-16, Under 16, 16 and Under
  • U17 and Older

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