TEAM DRILL: DOUBLE CROSS

Summary
A fast-faced team ballwork drill with a focus on communication, accurate passing and turning in motion to see the next option.

Level
Basic

Players
6+

Equipment
1 ball

Coaching points
– All passes should be delivered hard and on extension to the moving players, to ensure they have to drive strongly to receive.
– Encourage the moving players to communicate loudly and clearly, to ensure their partner can hear them and react.
– Players should share the responsibility of calling “front” or “back”, so that each player has an opportunity to develop their ability to give clear direction to a teammate.
– Look for good timing from both the moving players.
– On the final drive and receive, players who are performing the basic movements with skill and confidence should focus on turning their bodies and heads in the air, to allow them to see their final passing target and deliver the pass quickly, before returning to the back of the line.