In this edition, we focus our attention to the sport adored by millions across the globe… Football.
With cases of World Cup fever just about simmering down, why not take inspiration from Ronaldo, Messi & Neymar and learn to master the game yourself?
We’ve called upon our friend and all-round top trainer, Tom Joyce to help us out and put together a handy little video for you to start mastering the basics.
Passing is a fundamental part to football. When done correctly it will make the game easier and help create lots of goal scoring opportunities! You only have to look at Barcelona. They are the passing masters and without the training and hard work, the likes of Messi, Iniesta and Coutinho wouldn’t be the players they are today.
To start all you need for this drill is:
Set up your equipment as shown in image above:
We caught up with Tom to talk us through his video and why passing is so important for your overall game…
NWS: So, Tom, what skill can people learn from this video?
TOM: Passing accuracy is the main skill in this drill with a small bit of agility added in before each pass.
NWS: Why did you choose to film this skill in particular?
TOM: I like this skill specifically because it involves you to have good passing accuracy and it’s simple without being too challenging.
NWS: Approximately how long would it take for something to perform this drill?
TOM: Only about 10-15 seconds overall!
NWS: Why is this skill important to learn from a footballing perspective?
TOM: Accurate passing is vital for any footballer as it’s a foundation of the game.
NWS: Can this skill be adapted for game play situations? If so, how?
TOM: Yes! This skill is perfect for those games where you’re tight on space and need to lose your marker. If you’re battling hard and receive the ball, you can hold it up, make that key pass to your team mate, shrug off the defender with speed and complete the one/two. Potentially going on to create a scoring chance!
NWS: Can this skill be adapted for two or more players? If so, how?
TOM: Yeah, no problem. Just set up 4 gates and 4 hurdles and you could incorporate a game with a bit of competition involved. The player with the most goals scored wins!
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