|Age: 12-Adlt||Intensity: Low|
|Time: 20 mins||Positions: All|
|Players: 12+||Area: 40x30 yrds|
- Developing players ability to create space.
- Decision making of where to make runs to open space.
- Develop small group possession.
- Develop an understanding of the principles of attacking.
Diagram 1. Set-Up Arrangement
- 40x30 yrd grid split into three channels 10 yrds wide.
- 4 players of the same colour play in each channel. Two positioned by a central cone and one at each end.
- 3 Teams (4xYellow, 4xRed, 4xBlue).
- A cone or flag positioned centrally in each channel.
- The end players play passes into the two central players (midfield players) by the central cone (which simulates a defender).
- The central players start next to the defender (central cone).
- The two central players in each channel create space short and long to receive a pass.
- One receiving the pass they either pass on to the other end target player. OR combine with the other central player (who creates an angle to receive), then pass through to the opposite end.
- a) R2 checks short to get space and opens up their body position to receive the ball. b) R3 checks long to potentially receive a pass long (past the defender).
- R1 selects R2 to pass into.
- R2 then checks back (wide) to create a good passing angle around the central defender (cone) to be able to receive and pass into the opposite target end R4.
- R2 plays a combination pass to R3.
- R3 passes to the end target (R4) to complete the sequence. The process is then repeated in the opposite direction. Rotate player positions after 4mins.
- Movement of the players should compliment each other (i.e. one short and one long to maximize the space from the defender.
- Clear communication on where and when the receiver wants the pass.
- Look around to recognize where the space is. Looking over the shoulder.
- Be aware of team mates positioning incase they are needed for a pass.
- Receive in an open body position so the player can look forward.
- The target players (end players) should also move to get in good supporting positions to receive passes.
- Discuss positional rotation to create space.
- Primary and Secondary supporting positions.
- Play with two teams combining to create 8 playing to keep possession against 4 defenders. In the diagram below the yellow and blue team combine to keep possession against the red team. If the red teams wins back possession they combine with the team that was not responsible for loosing possession.
- Active warm up stretches to prepare muscles for activity.
- Develop a players dribbling ability and control.
Diagram 2. Possession SSG (8vs4)
- The attacking team play 2 Touch maximum. Except on intercepting/winning the ball back that player has three touches.
- Rule - No passes under 10yrds OR inside the same quarter of the playing area.