|Age: 12-Adlt||Intensity: Medium|
|Time: 25 mins||Positions: ALL|
|Players: 8+||Area: 20x25 yrds|
- To train the ability to keep possession of the football and to identify proper angles of support and also timing of support.
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)
- The teams in the middle of the grid can combine with the feeder (side players). Essentially making this game 6vs2.
- The wall passers have 2 touch and are asked to pass within 5 secs of receiving the ball.
- Side players (feeders in yellow) cannot pass to each other.
- The feeders can move up and down the lines they are assigned and cannot move into the grid.
- A2 uses F3 to help keep possession and combine with A1.
- F3 passes to A1 to maintain possession.
- A1 passes into F4 to maintain possession.
- Identify a specific number of consecutive passes the attacking team needs to complete before a point is scored (for example; 6. 6 passes would equal a point.
- Play for 5 minutes and then rotate the players.
- Keep the football speed high (pass the ball quickly with limited touches).
- Players without the football must move within the grid to create good passing angles.
- Move to good angles as the ball is in motion, not after the the passer has received the football.
- Players who pass the football should move immediately afterwards to take up good positions to support.
- Ensure passes to fellow attackers are such that they can be controlled to their advantage (in front, good weight of pass, on ground, receiving open to the field).
- The football shouldn't have to be passed diagonally across the grid if the supporting angles are good and runs are made early.
- 1 touch by the feeder (wall passers).
- 2 touch maximum by the middle players.
- Side Players can pass to each other 1 touch.
- Place 2 defenders in the middle holding a pinnie together (so they are joined). This makes the defender(s) bigger, but a little more slow as they need to communicate and work together. They cannot intercept the football if they are not joined by the pinnie.