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Keeping possession needs a variety of passes

DavidClarkeWhen you are coaching possession games what your players should be doing is using a variety of passes to keep the opposition team guessing about where the ball will be going next.

Passing into to space means the ball can go forwards or backwards, wherever there is less danger of losing the ball – it doesn’t always need to go forwards when you’re keeping possession.

Long passes are also a good thing for a player to be able to do, which can relieve the pressure on a team by switching play to a player on the other side of the pitch who is in space.

And the short pass, quick one, twos. Variety is the key to good possession and to stop your passes being read by the opposition. Watch this a video of a 19-pass sequence by St Mary’s Sweepers soccer team.

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