This is the next progression to the previous post on my blog. The two center backs split in possession getting wide and passing the ball back and forth with minimal touches, speed and correct foot passing. The CB’s can now choose to hit the ball through the channel (marked by the cones) or cross field to the far CB (on opposite side of field). Once the ball is played long to the other side – the CB will 1-touch to the DCM who 1-touches it to the other CB. Play will then continue as the CB’s widen out and play back and forth until they decide to hit the forward ball. There are many variations that can be added into this exercise functional training exercise.