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COACHING SESSION: BALL CONTROL PRACTICE 2
 

1) The ball is played into Red who must control and pass to the player nominated by Yellow (he shouts the name before passing).

2) Red controls and passes.

3) Yellow controls and plays the ball back into Red who controls and passes to the next nominated player.

4) Red repeats the action from the pass.

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Organisation:

- 4 passing players, 1 player practising ball control all positioned as shown
- Small designated area.

 
Variations:

- Important - vary speed, height and angle of pass
- Vary space between players to increase difficulty

- Restrict player in middle to using their weaker foot for controlling and passing.
- Click here to see variation 1, variation 3.

 
Tips:

- Through varying the pass, this should make the player control with both feet and the different parts of the body. Also, by nominating players positioned at different angles, this will make the player concentrate on controlling the ball and putting both the ball and themselves into a position where they can make the pass.
- Concentrate on good ball control techniques to create space to manoeuvre - get ball out of feet.
- The server should concentrate on the quality of the pass and keep the practice flowing.

 

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