Advanced passing sequence that combines all the qualities every midfielder should master in order to play at a high level🔝
This drill provides a mental overload similar to what a real match feels like in terms of decision-making and adaptability.
▪️In this drill:
The player on one end is the “feeder”, the player in the middle is working, and the player on the opposite end dictates what the player in the middle does.
The player in the middle comes through the center of the mannequins, bounces the ball back to the feeder, then opens up to the outside of the mannequins with his hips open ready to receive the ball back from the “feeder”. While the middle player moves to the outside of the mannequins, the player on the opposite end either stays “marked” behind the mannequin or opens up to either side of it.
1.) If the player on the opposite end decides to stay “marked”, the player in the middle takes a touch back towards the feeder and then combines with him so now the “feeder” becomes the player in the middle.
2.) If the player on the opposite end decides to get open, the player in the middle receives the ball from the “feeder” and passes the ball to the (now) open player on the opposite end. Upon receiving the ball on the opposite end, the two players combine and switch roles - the player on the opposite end becomes the player in the middle.
Can you spot the decision-making during the video? Try it out with your teammates and tag @silva_academy to show your progress👆🏽