Mark out a 24 x 18-yard grid, comprisinga 20 x 18-yard central zone anda 4 x 18-yard end zone. Place threecones, with balls on them, five yardsapart inside the end zone. At theopposite end set up two cones, six yardsapart. Divide the players up intodefenders and attackers. Line theattackers up at the end opposing theend zone. Line the defenders up to theright of the attackers, on the sideline.
A defender (A1) dribbles fromhis starting position past thefirst of the two cones,stops the ball for theattacker (B1) before thesecond, then sprints around thesecond cone and chases B1,who has collected the ball and isrunning towards the end zone. B1must try to knock a ball off one of the cones with a pass, but they’renot allowed to shootinside the end zone.
HOW IT HELPS
In the final third Xavi has theability to pick up the ball,drive at the defence andplay a killer pass at speed.This drill is designed torecreate this situationso you can perfect it andreproduce it in a game.
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