Warm up – Passing in 2’s and Teams | Willie McNab

You can download Willie’s full presentation entitled ‘Incision Zone – Breaking Down The Opposition ‘ by purchasing ‘Coach and Player Development – Volume 1’

Youth Academy Coach at Celtic F.C.

Willie McNab

You can follow Willie on twitter at @WillieMcNab

About Willie

Willie is the International Soccer Academy Manager & Youth Academy Coach at Celtic F.C.

.

Willie McNab

Warm up - Passing in 2's

Warm up - Passing in 2's | Willie McNab

Size of Area: 40/48 x 32 yards

Number of Teams: 2 teams

Equipment: 4 mannequins, bibs, balls, cones

Area set up 40/48 yards long and 32 yards wide. (20/24 yards per zone). Mannequins across the middle area 11 yards apart. Players bibbed up and each team has 3 footballs.

Players will pass and move within the marked out area with the main focus on incision either by:

  1. Dribble
  2. Pass
  3. Run
  4. Recycled run

Considerations:

  1. Scan before receiving.
  2. Timing of run, run offside if you have to.
  3. Influence the game without touching the ball.
  4. Type of pass, through pass or over the press.
  5. Creative movements/recycled run.
  6. The runs makes the pass.

Decision:

  1. Is team mate offside?
  2. Disguise on pass (Trick opposition)
  3. Peripheral vision.
Willie McNab

Warm up - Passing in Teams

Warm up -Passing in Teams | Willie McNab

Size of Area: 40/48 x 32 yards

Number of Teams: 2 teams

Equipment: 4 mannequins, bibs, balls, cones

Area set up 40/48 yards long and 32 yards wide. (20/24 yards per zone). Mannequins across the middle area 11 yards apart. Players bibbed up and each team has 3 footballs.

Players will pass and move within the marked out area with the main focus on incision either by:

  1. Dribble
  2. Pass
  3. Run
  4. Recycled run

Then if possible, the teams keep possession and try to press the opposition with the winning team the team with the  most balls. Then take out 1 football per team until only one ball is left.


Considerations:

  1. Scan before receiving.
  2. Timing of run, run offside if you have to.
  3. Influence the game without touching the ball.
  4. Type of pass, through pass or over the press.
  5. Creative movements/recycled run.
  6. Awareness of opposition.

Decision:

  1. Is team mate offside?
  2. Disguise on pass (Trick opposition)
  3. Peripheral vision.
  4. Don’t watch the game, read it.
  5. Either incision for team mate/support or press the opposition