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.
Article Description This 6 v 3 Possession practice is played in an area 25 x 25 Yards, with the focus on the 6 players in possession creating effective supporting angles and movement