Football Practices Series: Pressing High To Regain - Opposed (1025-P3) 

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3 teams of 4-6 players in an area 30 long x 15 wide. Area is split into 3 sections, each 10 x 15. Each of the 3 teams must start in a different playing area, with 1 team keeping possession in one end zone. 2 players press from middle area to win possession and transfer the ball to the opposite end. Once they win possession, they drop out of central zone and the team who loses possession moves into the central area, with 2 players pressing; this is a quick rotation.
Duration: 20 minutes    Skill: Combination Play    Age Group: 11+
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Player Focus

Quick Passing - Spacial Awareness - Speed of Press - Body Shape - Angles
 

P1: PLAYER DROP TO RECEIVE

Opposite end player can drop in to link play to play through, must not stay in area more than 5 seconds - rotate
 
 
 

P2: 50 PASS, 4 BALL TRANSFER

Players keep count of passes and must make 4 passes to transfer the ball to opposite end
 
 

P3: BOUNCE TO PLAY

Middle players must drop and set possession player to switch and transfer to opposite end.
 

Touchtight Tips

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.