Free Soccer Drills

OPPOSED

04

Interchanging Positions | Opposed Skill (04-P2)

Set Up / Organisation
This practice focuses on players rotational movement to create space in a central area, before reacting to winning possession. With a 30 x 30 Yard area and 15 x 15 Yard central area, 4 players keep possession against 2 centrally. 2 defending players who win possession can breakout with 4 outside players to create a 6 v 4 overload. Develop rotational movement between central players and outside players to create space to exploit.
 

04 P2 1

 

04 P2 2

 
Progressions & Constraints | 1
  • Central players must rotate every 5 passes, through effective verbal and non verbal communication (e.g. Eye Contact and hand gestures) to move opposition players around.
 
Progressions & Constraints | 2
  • Reds can now rotate central players providing more flexibility, yet keeping 2 players in the central area at any one time.
 
Key Coaching Points
  • Tactical | Recognise when to rotate to move opposition players
  • Technical | Passing quality to keep the ball in tight spaces
  • Social | Player understanding of when to move out and replace teammates in space created
Key Coaching Questions
  • Where is the space on regaining possession and how can you exploit this?
  • How do defenders react with slow possession and when you speed up possession?