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We'll do this until we get it right!! Another passing drill focusing on movement once again. In the NMMU Vodacom CFL, some players might think that their job is done as soon as they see an open teammate and pass to him. This type of thinking is one of the characteristics of a soccer player who's "tactically deficient". Always pass and make sure that you move to receive a pass!

The previous passing drills required a lot of players involved but the 2-man grid below only needs 2 players - so practice it at home and make sure that you know how to tactically pass by the time your next team practice comes around.

2-MAN GRID

There are 2 players and 1 ball, outside of this 15m x 8m area. One player makes diagonal passes and the other player makes straight passes. For example, in the diagram below, Player A makes diagonal passes to Player B who then makes a straight pass down the line back to Player A who has made the proper run to get to the spot early.

Grid

The runs are not straight but instead are bent runs to increase the angle to receive the ball as much as possible. Do this for 2 minutes and then have the players switch roles so Player A makes straight passes and Player B makes diagonal passes. Try other variations.

Disclaimer: The drills explained here will not guarantee the success of your team! Some teams were never meant to win the NMMU Vodacom CFL title - that's what happens when you put your friends in the team and leave the new players on the bench!