This drill teaches the skill of shielding and receiving a pass to protect it from any defenders and then turning around to dribble with the ball after the ball is secured.
Place the 4 cones or markers as shown by the small orange circles in the picture below. The 2 cones that are farthest from each other should have a distance of about 10 yards (or 10 meters) between them.
1) Player A (blue) starts with the ball and passes it to Player B (red.) As soon as Player A kicks the ball, Player B runs forward toward the ball. Player B should try to run forward at least 3 yards before the ball reaches him or her.
2) Once the ball reaches Player B (red), he or she should control the pass while still facing Player A (blue.)
3) Player B (red) turns around and dribbles around the cone and comes back to the same spot.
4) Player B (red) then passes the ball back to Player A (blue). Repeat this drill at least 3 times and then switch roles between Player A and Player B.