HEADS UP: Creating awarness in a game situation is a priceless assest to any aspiring footballer.Decisions are made by players because of the information they take in from what they see happening around them.The most important thing is that the player makes the right decision at the right time employing the right technique.Therefore it is essential that the information the player takes in with regard to what is happening around him is of the highest possible quality.The player should be looking at the general state of play,constantly updating his picture of the the game ie where players are,where opponents are,where the space is etc while at the same time just catching glimpses of the ball.This simple philosophy can be applied to any technique drill thus increasing the players overall awareness while fine tuning his technical ability.
A passes to B and then runs to D
B passes to C and then runs to C
C passes to D and then runs to A
D passes to A and then runs to B
A runs to D. B receives the ball and passes to C . As the ball travels from B to C , D holds up a certain amount of fingers(1-5) and C shouts out the number of fingers that D is showing(as the ball is travelling to him) and passes the ball to D.
C runs to A . While the ball is travelling to D ,A now holds up a certain number of fingers. Before the ball reaches him/her D shouts out that number and passes the ball to A.
D runs to B.While the ball is travelling to A ,B holds up a certain amount of fingers.Before the Ball reaches him/her,A shouts out the numbers of fingers that B is holding up and then passes to B.
A runs to D.
Set Up: 4 cones A,B,C,D
Begin the drill 2 touch and as the players get comfortable with it introduce the concept of players showing a certain amount of fingers to the player they will receive the ball from. Next step is to do this drill 1 touch.
The player receiving the ball looks up before the ball arrives and shouts out the number of fingers held up by the next 2 players who will receive the ball. i.e B will look at C and D as the ball is travelling to him and then play the ball to C………………..