4. Overlaps

 Area –– 30 x 20 (split in two channels of 10 x 30.) Two groups, each group has one ball. Two players stand in the center facing one group.

1. The starting player passes to the central player and then goes on an overlapping run. The central player checks to the ball and opens up his / her body, receives the ball on the back foot and passes the ball in front of the overlapping player.

2. The overlapping player then passes to the next player in the opposite group and follows the pass.

3. Rotate the central players every few minutes.

4. Move the groups to the other side of the grid to work on the opposite foot.

Coaching points:

Enthusiasm, intelligence and energy

Overlap at full speed

Timing of the pass and run

Communication

Body shape of receiving players

First touch

Variation

Same set-up but add one player at each end line as shown above.

1. The starting player passes to the central player and then goes on an overlapping run. The central player checks to the ball and opens up his / her body and receives the ball on the back foot.

2. On receiving the pass, the central player passes the ball long to the player on the end line. The end line player passes to the overlapping player who passes to the next group.

3. The end line player moves to join the next group and the overlapping player moves to the end line.

4. Rotate the central plays every few minutes.

5. Move the groups to the other side of the grid to work on the opposite foot.

Coaching points:

Overlap at full speed

Timing of the pass and run

Communication

Body shape of receiving players

First touch

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