The defending team has 2 players that must remain in the central zone whilst the other two players are free to enter and press the ball.
The 2 players in the central zone are free to move up and down and screen through passes.
Attacking teams are attempting to complete at least 3 passes before switching play to the team in the far zone (opposite end of the playing area). When they occurs the two defenders int he central area step out and press the receiving team. The other two defenders recover to the central area.
Y1 passes to Y4.
Y4 passes to Y3.
Y3 switches play to the team at the other end of the playing area.
The rotations are shown in the diagrams below further.
Diagram 2. Successful Switch of Play & Defending team Movement
Diagram 3. Rotations if the Defending Team recovers the ball
Following 3 passes in one end area and a successful pass to the team at the opposite end = 1 goal.
Support via creating good angles for the player on the ball.
Create a diamond shape to create good passing angles.
Play with open body position.
Play with head up to see opportunities to switch the play.
Don't force the switch, be patient.
Pace of play should be fast.
Defenders should press and transition immediately.
Transition between attacking and defending must be immediate!
Allow 3 defenders to press and one holds in the central playing area.
Switched pass must be an aerial ball.
Before the defending team switches to offense they must complete a pass to a team mate.
Developing control skills when receiving passes off the ground.
Develop aerial control skills under pressure.
Develop throw in techniques.
Develop possession in a small group.
Drill No: PAS3
No Players: 12+
Develop players’ understanding of rotating positions and understanding of filling in vacant positions. Develop the importance to players of being able to see the ‘bigger picture’ rather than just focusing on...