|Age: 12-Adlt||Intensity: Medium|
|Time: 30 mins||Positions: 2,3,4,5,6|
|Players: 10||Area: 35x35 yrds|
- To train the ability to keep possession of the ball and to identify proper angles of support and also timing of support.
Diagram 1. Set-Up Arrangement
- Using a 10x10yrd grid arrange 4 attackers and 1 defenders in the middle of the grid.
- The 4 attacker are conditioned to stay on their lines (between the 2 cones that make up their side of the grid). They can move up and down these lines, but cannot come inside the grid at any point.
- The attacking team attempts to make 10 consecutive passes (this can be adjusted to the ability level of the players).
- The defender changes with the an attacker if he intercepts the ball 3 times or the attacking players play the ball out the grid 4 times (or a combination of these).
- In the diagram above, A2 and A3 make good supporting runs to provide passing angles for A1. Providing the player on the football with 2 passing options. The check towards the football and open their hips to the inside of the playing area.
- Identify a specific number of consecutive passes the attacking team needs to complete before a point is scored (for example; 10).
- Keep the ball speed high (pass the ball quickly with limited touches).
- Players without the ball must move along the lines to create good passing angles.
- Move to good angles as the ball is in motion, not after the the passer has received the ball.
- Players who pass the ball 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).
- Attempt to always give the player on the ball 2 passing channels (options).