Football Practices Series: 6 v 2 Short Sharp Starter - Opposed (1025a)

This is a quick fire starter possession practice in a 25 x 15 split into 2 halves, with size of practice adjusted to suit age and numbers. Here we work both the possession and pressing aspects of the game and engage players at the beginning of a session with high tempo challenge. 2 DFs must regain possession in the opposite end and transfer the ball to their teammates for the opposition to then send 2 players to do the same.

Duration: 25 minutes   Skill: Combination Play    Age Group: 5+

couple of football cones   7+ CONES         football game     5-10 BALL             football player running behind the ball 1    10+ PLAYERS           football strategic sketch     EASY             icon  25 x 15 YARDS

       

Animation

 

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Player Focus

Speed of Press - Co-ordinated Press - Forcing 1 Way - High Energy - Communication

 

PROGRESSION 2: 1st TO 100, SEND IN PLAYER

First team to gain 100 passes, can send 3rd man but concede 5 passes

Q = When should extra player engage if needed?

 

PROGRESSION 3: 4 AREAS, SPLIT INTO 3s

Possession team must now maintain 3 players in each quarter to work defenders

Q = Can you use the 3 v 1 effectively and then switch?

 

PROGRESSION 4: ROTATION ON 3

Possession team must now switch players every 3 passers, different each time

Q = Which players should switch each time and why?

 

Touchtight Tips

More advanced coaches could develop this so that players could develop this into a skill practice in which players can score once they obtain 10 passes for example. Think about how you could develop each of the 5 focus area in this practice..  

 

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Rationale (Key Points:

SPACE: Focus here on limiting space through hard press and intelligent forcing of direction between players - DEMO
 
TIME: Recognise when the right time is to press, Slow pass, Poor control, Ball off the floor; must be paired understanding of when to press - Q & A
 
EQUIPMENT: Splitting of area into sector using flat discs, works players game intelligence - GUIDED DISCOVERY
 
PLAYER: Pair players in the positions they play i.e. 2 x CBs. Concentrate on their understanding of each other's press -  OBSERVATION/INSTRUCTION

 

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