Movement off the ball - Player rotations
20 x 20 box with a 5 yard square in the center. Five players for this exercise with one soccer ball.
1. The players pass the soccer ball between themselves.
2. Once a pass is made the passer must change places with another player left, right or in the center.
3. Players attempt to play the exercise by using two touches.
4. You can now add a variation and the players can rotate positions even if they are not passing the soccer ball.
Players receive the ball across their body on the back foot in order to see the entire playing area.
Pass the ball to players that are ready to receive the ball. Weight, accuracy and timing of the pass. Regardless of the movement, players should know where the ball is but not ball watch, scan the area. Communication when players rotate.
To improve the players movement off the ball. Either once they have passed the ball or when others are passing.
Improve technical ability through first touch, body shape, passing accuracy, weight and timing.
An understanding of movement into space and the timing of the rotation.
When the moment is right, players can move anytime they like.
Be willing to move into another players area.
Be ready on the balls of your feet
Possible Performance Problems:
The movement is made at the wrong time.
The rotation is done too late.
Be ready to focus - Make decisions
Keep scanning the area and visualize playing in a game.
Accept mistakes - Find solutions
Coach your teammates
Applaud good play
Be ready to pass or receive the ball
Be willing to move
Make the tackle
Quality of the pass and first touch
Scan the area