Beginning Game:

Have players in pairs. Mark out an area and set up small gates – two cones about two metres apart inside. Note that there should be 1 extra set of gates per pair (eg. 3 pairs needs 4 gates).

Each pair has a ball between them and pass the ball to each other around the area. On the coaches signal each pair find a spare gate and make 3 clean passes to each other through the gate. The pair that can make their passes through each set of gates within the practice area will be the winners.

Consider adjusting the size of the area, gates or even which foot and how many passes pairs have to use before going to another gate. Be inventive!



Middle Game:

Two players without a ball link hands and move around the area trying to intercept the other players’ ball.

The other players try to pass the ball to each other and score a goal by either making a consecutive amount of passes or by passing to the player at the top of each area, all the while trying to avoid having their ball intercepted by the defending pair. The defending pair become a passer once they successfully intercept a certain number of passes or after a certain amount of time (no more than 90secs).

Consider adding 2 balls and/or splitting the 2 defenders to make it harder or increase the amount of passing repetition.



End Game:

Teams look to score by passing into the 2 small goals located at each end. Coaches and/or players can decide to use the free player at the top of the area to make a one-two/wall pass with that could count toward a goal or use the player as a goal keeper that looks to defend both goals for the opposition team. After 5-10mins remove/integrate the end players and play a ‘normal’ game. Encourage players that look to play forward passes or strike on goal quickly.