Category number: 17
Theme name: Retain Possession To Attack
Type: Opposed
Phase: 2
Age: 14
Number of Players: 15
Duration: 25
Part: 1
Level: 1
Skill: Passing
Skill2: Penetration
Skill3: Movement
Category custom Id: Practice
Home Page Animation: 276005944
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Retain Possession To Attack | Opposed (17-P3)

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Set Up
This possession football practice can be used to develop player's ability to break defensive lines with forward passing. Practice will contain 15-16 players, with a 3 v 3 played in each half of the playing area and four floating players.
 
Two floaters play at each end, with two in central channel to combine. Objective is for team to be able to transfer possession from one area to another through floating players.
 
Duration | 25 minutes
Age Group | 14+
Players | 15+
 
  
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Progression 1
Central floater must now set player in possession team, who must now find a teammate in the opposite half. 
 
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Progression 2
A teammate in the opposite half can now drop into central zone to provide support for floating player and defending team can send a player to apply pressure in a 2 v in central zone.

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Progression 3
We can now add a goal either side of the playing area for the possession team to score after combination play, increasing challenge between teams.
 
 
Key Coaching Points
  • How can you create space to play forward?
  • How often should you look away from the ball and why are you searching? 
  • How can floating players combine easier during pass transfer?
  • How quickly can you create angles off end players? 
 
More Possible Progressions
  • Central players must combine with 1 touch to play through to other half.
  • First pass is played directly into opposite half, set for central floater to play through.
  • One team could keep possession (e.g. 10 passes) as soon as opposition win they can break (developing counter).
 
 
Article Description This possession football practice can be used to develop player's ability to break defensive lines with forward passing. Practice will contain 15-16 players, with a 3 v 3 played in each half of the playing area and four floating players.
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