Football Practices Series: Pressing High To Regain - Opposed (1025-P3)
Duration: 20 minutes Skill: Combination Play Age Group: 11+
P1: PLAYER DROP TO RECEIVE
P2: 50 PASS, 4 BALL TRANSFER
P3: BOUNCE TO PLAY
Great practice to start sessions off after warm up, as elements of competition and quick passing and transfer of the ball, encourages player to work at a high tempo.
SPACE - Compact area encourages players to play quickly and challenges individuals in possession to move the ball quickly under pressure
TIME - Not much time available here. Get players to focus on giving themselves more time through being ready before transfer; organised
EQUIPMENT - Balls must be prepared at the coaches feet or stationed around the practice, as there will be a lot of transfer of possession
PLAYERS - Be creative with numbers, decide what you want out of the session, easier defending or attacking and work to those ends. e.g. 4 v 2, 5 v 3, 6 v 4 etc.