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is there a term for multiple 1-2 passes with a rotation pattern the way Messi and Alves loved to do? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QXHU-b4Obk

I only have some teammates who are "smart" enough to do that. It might help if we had a name like "clock".
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Why not just call it the clock yourself?  Doesn't matter what someone else calls it, as long as you guys all know what it means.
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yeah I'll call it that. thought maybe a name already exists.
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It does...
Its called Tiki Taka
Its rotational (circle) passing in triangles across the pitch always looking for the right moment to play a through pass to set up a teammate for a shot on goal.

Imagine a triangle of three players one with the ball but all 3 moving in a clockwise movement constantly 1 touch passing to the next 'corner'

                        Ao

 

B                                                  C

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hello coachkev! yes indeed it is tiki taka, but I was wondering more specifically about this 1-2 in a rotation. Perhaps over-elaborated for some people's taste, but there is no doubt Messi and Alves did this quite a lot and to great effect (sometime the through ball happened, other times the ball and chance creation went elsewhere). Barcelona lost a lot when they lost Alves, but that's a tangent. I recall I have explained to a teammate that I would rotate around them like a clock for 1-2s at times. With another teammate, we just did this when the situation called for it. Some teammates are way too direct in style to understand why this temporary space creation is useful for a moment.

For the drill, I can't quite visualize this same pattern since it's a two person pattern. 
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Arsenal in the EPL for a while had a system of 'Challenges' some of which were:
1. No more than 5 passes in the Attacking Half before the sixth pass was a set up pass for a shot
2. No passing parallel to ANY line on the pitch
3. If NO pass penetrates opponents defence on the 6th pass then they are to reset and start from zero again 

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Hi chaps.

I don't really like names or random numbers like the 5 pass rule Kev mentions.

I prefer to run various patterns that players can internalize and hopefully recognise and execute when they emerge in a game.A 1, 2 is of course one of the more simplistic ones.

A few years back, i thought Barca were just about perfect when they had the width from the two full baccks, the two inverted wide players, a false 9and a runners from the 10 position- brilliant!

The number of options and the angles and timing are key.
Also of course being patient enough with the ball while waiting to get players in position.

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