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Knowing what to do with the ball once you have it is a vital skill when developing players. Different situations require different abilities and decisions to not only hold the ball but progress the play. All your players should be comfortable with the ball at their feet and understand how to get the ball back when it is lost.
Use the possession drills on Cupello to give your players the confidence to hold the ball and use it in ways that will help the team. Coach them vital skills for controlling the ball, distributing it, and understanding how to efficiently win it back.
Effective possession will turn your side into a feared, well-organised team.
Get teams to keep the ball for a number of consecutive passes (say 5) before they can attack the goal.
You want to see good decisions when to pass to feet or pass to space – don't let the ball bounce when receiving.