An advanced team drill requiring communication, fast hands, accurate ball placement and multiple types of passing.
– Like the more basic “Double cross” drill, the main emphasis here is on communication. When completing the two crossovers with a teammate, players should communicate clearly and loudly with each other, as well as varying who makes the call to ensure each player practises this important skill.
– Ensure passers/’post’ players are putting balls right out in front when workers are driving – to extend the workers – and are also demonstrating good shoulder pass technique.
– Drop balls should be dropped close to the ‘post’ player’s feet, and workers should sprint to grab it as quickly as possible. Encourage them to attempt to get to the ball on the first bounce or second bounce.
– The final lobbed pass must be a one-handed high release into space. Demonstrate the correct space for players to place the ball into – i.e. out in front of the worker, and not directly over their head/behind them. Workers should grab the high ball in at the highest point possible, and with two hands.