Breaking Defensive Lines | Opposed (22-P2)


Set Up
This passing football practice can be used to develop player's ability to break defensive lines with forward passing. Practice will contain 5 players, with 4 players keeping possession and 1 player shielding area.
If defender wins possession he or she must run ball outside square in order to change defender.
Player Focus
Weight Of Pass | Individual Movement | Angles & Distances | Patience
Duration | 20 minutes
Age Group | 9+
Players | 5+
Key Coaching Points
  • How can you create angles quickly to move defender around?
  • How can you penetrate space created? 
  • How will it affect play if 2 players play close to each other (smaller angles)?
  • How does ball speed become a factor? 
Possible Progressions
  • Split area into 2, so players must play it through diagonally.
  • Central player can now travel through central space to intercept.
  • Central player must win possession within 10-20 passes. How does this change practice?