Creating Space (60 mins)

Football Practice Set Up (4 v 2 Play Through)

This 4 v 2 practice possession practice is played in an area 30 x 20 and has 2 halves with a target player either end. We develop player's ability to play forward passes into target players and support attacking play with effective movement. Our football coach focus is on identifying where players need to be patient and creative in possession.

Player Focus

Passing Weight/Direction - Vision Playing Forward - Support Play - Rotation - Creativity
 
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6 v 3 Possession Practice

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 to keep the ball against 3 defenders. If defenders win possession can they make 5 passes before any turnover. Rotate defensive players throughout practice.

Player Focus

Passing Weight/Direction - Vision Playing Forward - Support Play - Rotation - Creativity

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Set Up:

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.  

 

Article Description This 2 Part 'Creating Space' session combines 2 Skill practices to develop player's spacial awareness, together with paired and group movement to develop possession play.

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