|Age: 12-Adlt||Intensity: Medium|
|Time: 20 mins||Positions: 6,7,8,10,11|
|Players: 16+2GK||Area: 70x50 yrds|
- Developing good supporting movement in the midfield.
- Developing Playing out from the back.
Diagram 1. Set-Up Arrangement
- How to create space.(i.e. check away from where you want to receive, takes defenders eyes off you, push off the defender to get separation)
- Using the quarter of the pitch closest to either goal mark out an area slightly larger than the penalty area (approx. 35x35yrds).
- The attacking team has five players in a 3-2 formation and the defending team has four players and a goal keeper in a 3-1 formation.
- Drill can be played using the offside rule depending on how the coach wants his defenders to play.
- Midfield players are only allowed in the midfield central playing area.
- Ball must be passed into the central area at least once before a goal can be scored forcing good movement by the midfielders to help connect the field.
- Only the designated 6 midfield players are allowed in the central playing area.
- Central Defender (CD) plays a pass to the right back (RB).
- The RB looks up and must pass into the midfield before playing onto the forwards. 2a - A pass low into MF1 who has dropped into space deep in the midfield into vacant space created by the movement of MF2's forward run. 2b - MF3 makes a diagonal attacking run beyond their marker to receive in a high position.
- 1 goal = Scoring on the full size goal normal.
- Midfield players need to make good complimentary rotational movements in order to create space to receive a pass.
- Runs should balance the central area. I.e. MF1 check s deep, MF2 checks wide, MF3 checks high.
- Good movement is all about running into a team mates space and that team mate replacing your space, i.e. rotational positioning. This causes constant decision making by the defenders as to their defending roles in relation to the moving players.
- How to create space.(i.e. check away from where you want to receive, takes defenders eyes off you, push off the defender to get separation).
- Look to play quick combinations.
- Limited touches to facilitate quick play in a tight central playing area.
- Require a specific combination (Link-Up play) in the central playing area before a goal can be scored (1-2, Take-Over, overlap).
- Play 2 touch in the central playing area.
- On playing the ball forward from the central playing area one midfielder can progress forward to assist the two forwards to create a 3vs3 scenario. This can either be the passer or a third man run from the midfield.