If you find that your team is making a lot of mistakes on short distance ground passess try to improve your players with a small sided game where they focus on this skill.
Insist on the following exercise for quite some time even as an extension of warm-up. Capturing the wrong kinetic patterns of executing this particular skill from the brain at an early age can even be an insurmountable obstacle to correction.
If your players are adults and have already learned to perform this skill, then performing it under the pressure of space and time by randomly displaying the speed and direction variables of the ball, different body postures, etc. can improve them.
Divide your team into 2 groups of 8v8 up to 10v10 in a small space of 30x30m up to 40x40m and create gates with small cones.
Give the limitation of playing the game with ground passes only and of achieving a goal by passing the ball from through a gate to a teammate.
Exercise intensity: 70-85% M.H.R.
Exercise Duration: 4'-6 '
Exercise Quantity: 1-2 sets
Exercise break: 1'-2 '
- Using this exercise to transfer the skill of first contact and short pass to real play conditions.
- This exercise can be used as a training to improve tactical features also.