Giving them a pattern
A flow drill is drill that provides and opportunity for players and teams to practice set plays and establish routines. There are no defenders used so the players are not receiving the ball under pressure but are rather concentrating on where they are passing and where they are moving. By using this kind of drill they will have the time to look up and move the ball to where it should be moved. The main advantage of a flow drill is that you are providing the players with a blue print of how to move and pass in certain areas of the field, like getting the ball out the back. Once they have got the basic patter drilled into them then they will need to increase the pace at which it is done to make it more realistic and eventually be able to adjust it according where the defensive team is positioned.