Short, Short, Long, #2 – Passing Patterns

Set Up: There are six players set up on a large grid with three players stationed at each end.

Procedure: Player A begins the drill with a short pass up to Player B. Player B plays it back to Player C, and he drives the ball across the grid to Player D. Players D, E, and F
perform the same up, back, and thru combination and drive the ball back across. Play continues back and forth across the grid in this short, short, long sequence, and the players switch positions each time they play the ball across.

Teaching Topics:
1 The Long pass
2 The Back pass.
3 Communication.

1 The long pass must
be hit first time.

Coaching Points:
1 The long pass is a driven ball, struck with the instep. It stays low and has backspin.
2 The back pass should settle to the ground and take most of the pace off of the long ball.
3 While the long pass is in the air, the support player has to talk and show himself.