Player Tip #2:
The Wall Pass
(or "Give and Go")
The wall pass
is probably the simplest way to exploit a "numbers-up" 2-on-1 situation.
It is easy to learn and easy to execute. Even though the animation below
is way over-simplified and may not run smoothly on some slower
computers, it should serve to demonstrate the basics of how to execute a
wall pass. Our hope is that both players and their parents will view
this page and talk about the soccer concepts demonstrated here.
light-green circles. These are the "open space" areas on the field that
the forwards are running towards and passing to. Watch the sequence of
Forwards F1 and
F2 are advancing on the lone defender D1 who correctly moves to play the
work together and use the open space: F1 passes to it, and F2 runs to it
to receive the pass.
continue to work together when they see D1 quickly adjust towards the
ball again: F2 doesn't hesitate and immediately passes the ball (immagine
her using the inside of her right foot) toward the other open space
where F1 receives the pass.
D1 is running
in circles to catch up and F1 & F2 now have a clear shot on goal!