Wall Pass Perfection

How to create a Wall Pass, first you need bricks, concrete no no no all you need is you a teammate and a ball. Also referred to as a one-two, give and go or double pass) this pass does several different things, it creates, exploits and gives your team the ability to attack space.

The premiss of this pass is to play the ball to your teammate, take off sprinting into space and receiving the ball back from them one touch. It is ideal for when a defender is playing you closely and you want to exploit the space in behind them. Why this particular pass is so effective is it plays out the defender much like a dribble would do by putting the ball in the space behind them.

Go on now, start passing your way to freedom, right there beyond those walls.

Which Players on the Field Should Look to Use This Pass?

Great question, let's see... i'm going to go out on a limb and eliminate gk's from doing wall passes. Besides that virtually any player (if the time and position is right) can feel free to execute it. Generally those who see the ball often such as midfielders combining with strikers will look to do them most often. Strikers usually are the wall part of the pass laying the ball back the way it came.

No matter which level you are at this type of pass is used and abused to achieve successful attacks and spells of possession.

Things to Remember about the Wall-Pass:

-Draw the defender in like you are going to play the ball in a different direction before passing and taking off

-Begin sprinting even before you play the ball so you have that half a step on the defender

-Hit the ball firmly so the bang bang of the one-two can get you the ball back as quick as possible

-Communicate to your partner that you want the one-two, not with your words but with your run which dictates what your teammate will ultimately decide

-Push the ball in front of you with your first touch after receiving the pass to exploit even more space

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