|Age: 12-Adlt||Intensity: Medium|
|Time: 20 mins||Positions: ALL|
|Players: 12+(16)||Area: 20x40 yrds|
- Attacking with speed (Counter Attacking).
- Develop transition play and quickly changing from attack to defense.
- Develop transition play and quickly changing from defense to attack.
Diagram 2. Team scored on exits the playing area.
Diagram 3. Team entering attempts to score at the opposite end.
- Mark out a grid of 20 x 40 yrds, depending on age and ability of players. Split the squad of players into 4 teams.
- Play 3vs3 or 4vs4. Mark out 2 goal zones (semi circles approx. 5 yrds in radius) where the resting teams will be positioned.
- 2 teams compete in the middle of the field and attempt to get the ball to the team in the goal zone which they are attacking. When the ball is passed into a goal zone the team that passed the ball stays on and defends against the team which received the pass which enters the field. If the ball is intercepted that team then plays to the Goal Zone they are attacking. In the diagrams above:
- A1 and the blue team successfully pass the ball into the black team. This means that the red team is off and goes into the Goal Zone they were defending.
- The black team enters the field with the ball and attacks the blue team who has now transitioned to defending the Goal Zone with the white team in it.
- B3 makes a good run behind A2.
- B1 plays a through ball to B3.
- B3 passes into the white team who would then be released and the blue team would take their place in the Goal Zone.
- Goals are scored by passing into the Goal Zone successfully.
- The team with the highest number of goals after a set duration is the winner (i.e. 10 minutes).
- Quick to transition from attacking to defending.
- Communication to pick up markers on defense.
- Break out quickly from the Goal Zones (Counter Attack) to catch the other team in transition.
- Good attacking runs to disrupt the defending teams organization.
- Close down the ball fast, put immediate pressure on the ball to deny a quick easy pass to the Goal Zones.