Switching Play | Opposed (39-P1)
40 x 40 square with 4 5 x 5 square areas in each corner. Number of players between 8 and 16. Each team has a single player in 2 corners and remaining players keeping the ball in the main area. Idea is to first of all get the ball transferred into an outside square and maintain possession, with many progressions possible.
Passing Quality - First Touch - Awareness Of Space - Game Understanding - Organised Defending
Touchtight Coaching Tips:
Extra TouchTight Progression
Once ball is played into square for rotation, opposite players must also switch off the ball, maintaining width and developing game understanding to lose markers.
S - Focus on the team creating width/depth in possession, with support provided near/far from the player in possession
T - Speed of pass and supporting movement is key. Developed further by adding defensive challenges i.e. Pressing/Compactness
E - Shaded areas could be made larger for less able teams to ensure the practice is able to be progressed
P - Could allow 1 player from shaded area to link up inside, further developing timing of runs and speed of pass into the box.
Article Description 4 Corner practice with the objective to transfer the ball into an outside square and maintain possession with effective support provided by teammates; many progressions possible.