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Pass and Support - Red Arrows

How to play

  • Groups of five
  • Grids of 10m x 10m
  • One ball per group
  • Groups line up in single file
  • Player 1 runs 5m and passes the ball to his/her right
  • Player 2 catches the ball, runs another 5m and passes the ball to the right
  • When player 5 completes the exercise, the ball will have travelled 25m forwards and 10m to the right
  • Then repeat the drill, this time passing to the left

Coaching points

  • Two hands on the ball at all times
  • Run straight before passing (it may help to give an analogy - imagine they line up single file in lane 1 of an athletics track. When player 2 receives the ball, he/she will be running straight along lane 2 before passing into lane 3, etc)
  • Gentle passes


  • Reduce the width of the grid
  • Increase the number of players
  • Increase the width of the grid
  • Decrease the number of player
  • Slow the pace to a walk or a jog
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