Session: AO.1 (553)
|Age: 10+ yrs||Intensity: Low|
|Time: 12 mins||Positions: All|
|Players: 9+||Area: 18x8 yrds|
- Develop possession skills.
- Develop passing and control.
- Develop playing tempo.
Diagram 1. Set-Up Arrangement
Diagram 2. Progression - Playing with one pivot
- Two 8x8 yrd rondo possession boxes are marked out with a 2x8 yrd channel separating the two grids. (15 mins) 10 players (Usually starters). 4vs1x2 is the starting set-up progressing to 7vs2. Footballs readily available next to both grids.
- Grouping together team units can be a good idea to develop unit cohesion. (i.e. a back four or midfield 4 could also be grouped into one grid.
- Defenders rotate in on every 2 min work interval and the working group gets to rest.
- The central player should ideally be a CM who would perform these types of activities in a game.
- Two rondo grids play 4vs1 next to each other. Defenders start by passive defending. Defender stays in the middle and defends for 1min. After a period of time the defender can play live and tackle/block.
- Attacking Players are allowed to move up and down the side lines only and cannot enter the grid or play outside.
- 2 yellow players play on each end line and one in the middle.
- Play for 2-3 mins and then break for either a 30 sec or 1 minutes rest period.
- Possession passing targets can be set (i.e. 8 consecutive passes). Or completing 5 passes on one grid and transferring to the other grid = 1pt.
- Triangulation to create various supporting passing lines.
- Attract pressure to create space.
- Overloads to help maintain possession.
- Receive in an open body position, facing the field.
- Play the way you face to maintain tempo.
- 3rd man concept.