Forward Passing & Support Play | (43-P1)
Here players are set up in two seperate 152 yard grids, in a 2 v 2 possession, with 4 floaters on the outside.
Players must simply keep possession through combining with outside players, who begin on 1 touch.
Duration | 25 minutes
Age Group | 11+
Players | 16+
Creating Space | Touch | Body Shape | Awareness | Double movement
Progression 1 | Floaters Rotation
Outside players can now rotate with teammate on inside after every 3 passes centrally becomes 4 v 4 directional.
Progression 3 | Ball Transfer
If pass played to outside player, can switch play with opposite group who must be aware (checking shoulders).
Touchtight Coaching Tips
For pre-season this practice can be extended to ensure central players are working hard in the initial phases. 2 v 2’s can be demanding, especially when players are limited with options outside.
S - SPACE: Players must check shoulders consistently to recognise space in which to play.
T - TIME: Players to communicate time players have available and coach can set time limits for each practice, with elements of competition between pairs.
E - EQUIPMENT: 2 areas, allows numbers to be catered for and progressions can be creative as shown, if more players could add another square with less floaters.
P - PLAYERS: Possible use of a floater in central area to maintain flow of possession, possibly extending area in which players can play.