Football Practice Set Up: Interchanging Positions - Technique (1004a)

This Technical Soccer Practice is played in an area 36 x 36 Yards broken down into 8 x 8 squares, with 3 or 4 teams of 4 creating effective supporting angles and movement whilst unopposed.
 
 
Objective is for each team to simply move the ball around the area whilst avoiding other players in the area, and developing an understanding of how to rotate with teammates during this phase. 
 
 
 
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Player Focus

Passing Weight/Direction - Communication - Player to Player connection - Rotational Movement

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Set Up:

Area set up in a 36 x 36 Yard Square, with 3 or 4 teams of 4. 
 
The area is broken down into 8 x 8 Squares to encourage dispersal of players. Each team has a ball within their group and must keep the ball moving on the ground with effective passing and movement around the area, avoiding all other players.
 

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Progression 1: 

Players must now receive a pass in another area to where they are as pass is played. This will slow play down, yet will encourage players to think about weight of pass and verbal and non verbal cues will be more important with this progression.
 
 

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Progression 2: 

Players must now rotate with another player in a different square after they have played the pass. This will encourage players off the ball not to just focus on receiving the next pass, but on the movement to create space with passing player.