Creating Space | Opposed Practice (15-P2)
This 6 v 3 Possession practice is played in an area 252 yards, with the focus on the 6 players in possession creating effective supporting angles and movement to keep the ball against 3 defenders. If defenders win possession, can they make 5 passes before any turnover?
Rotate defensive players throughout practice.
Duration | 25 minutes
Age Group | 9+
Players | 9+
Passing Weight/Direction | Vision Playing Forward | Support Play | Rotation | Creativity
This practice requires individuals to make the area as big as possible, checking shoulders for space, recognising when to play short to draw defenders in and when to play a longer pass to break pressing lines. Can team make 10 passes to score? Each time defending team wins possession they score.
Introduce 5 yard end zones whereby possession players must attempt to transfer possession from one side to the other. Observe how this directional practice now changes defenders mindset, thus providing a different challenge for the team in possession.
Players in possession must now look to play a forward pass into a runner in end zone, with the player already in the zone making a well timed run back into possession area. This is all about timing and develops individual's ability to work in pairs or more to challenge defenders with creative movement.