|Age: 12-Adlt||Intensity: High|
|Time: 20 mins||Positions: All|
|Players: 10+||Area: 40x25 yrds|
- Coach immediate transition on attack.
- Coach defending when out numbered.
- Develop Aerobic Fitness (High Intensity).
Diagram 1. Set-Up Arrangement
- Mark out 25x40 yrds.
- Clearly mark out a half way line and 4 corners using cones (markers).
- 4vs4 (+2GK). Or 5vs5 (+2GK).
- Field size can be increased to increase the training intensity.
- At each corner cone and half way cone position one football. One additional football will be used to start play.
- No offsides.
- 8 minute games with 2 minute breaks (x2).
- The two teams compete and attempt to score on each other with the following rules:
- When a team scores they can go immediately back to the half way line and collect another football to attack with. A member of the defending team has to retrieve this football (out of the net) and and replace the new football taken by the attacking team. Refer to Diagram 2 for an example:
- Red team shoots and scores.
- Blue player 3 is the closest to the football and runs to retrieve the football and dribble it back to the half way line.
- Red player 2 runs to the half way line whilst the original football is being retrieved and starts an attack on the same goal with a new football.
- If the attacking team shoots and misses the shot the following rotation occurs. Refer to Diagram 3 for an example:
- Red player 1 shoots and misses the goal.
- A red player (in this cases red 1) has to recover the ball.
- The Blue team can now take the ball closest to where the shot left the field and start an attack. The Red team replaces this ball with the one from the missed shot.
- If the ball exits the field on the sides the following rotation occurs. Refer to Diagram 4 for an example:
- Red 1 hits the ball out of bounds and runs after the ball to retrieve it.
- Blue player 2 collects the nearest ball on the side (half way line ball hear)
- Red player 1 replaces the ball taken by the blue team.
- If the ball is played out resulting in a corner the ball should be retrieved by the player who played it out and the corner is taken with the ball already placed at the corner. This ball is then replaced by the retrieved ball.
- The attacking team score by scoring in the full size goal.
- The defending team score a goal by dribbling or passing the ball through the two smaller gate goals at the back of the 35x35yrd area.
Diagram 2. When a goal is scored.
Diagram 3. When a shot is missed.
Diagram 4. When the football exits the field on the sides.
- Counter Attacking players need to think quickly.
- Quick transition on attack (in a numbers up scenario with opponents.
- Defending when numbers down (i.e. delay play).
- Lots of close range finishing, look for rebounds.
- Attacking team play with 2 touch. When recovering the football or tackling allow 3 touches.
- Increase the playing area to increase the intensity of the game (or reduce the number of players).
- A neutral player can be added to support the team in possession. This player does not defend.