Split up the group into x4 small teams of 3 . One group are the dribblers, shown as yellows. They must try to block passes being made, and act as traffic (obstacles) whilst the other groups of 3 are passing within the square. Time the challenge which is, can you keep the ball for 1 minute without misplacing a pass, leaving the area or hitting the dribblers. Coaching points (do this in three steps not all at once) (stop the group and challenge them to achieve it on the next go) Play in the future, be aware of everything around you as it happens and as the picture changes. Being aware is vital to bring able to retain the football. Decide whether to pass or to keep the ball, or to change direction to move away from a danger . A pass to someone in a less advantageous place might not help the team. Be aware of spaces you could exploit to keep the ball yourself Bring in different types of movements to be able to receive the ball, how can you receive and could maybe even play on one touch to keep the ball even more?
This practice has no coaching points
This practice has no progressions
"It is not only useful for staff who are experienced but a valuable tool for those subject staff who have to take teams."
The variety of sessions across sports - sometimes we steal session ideas from one sport and use them with another.
As we enter the business end of the competition, we take a look at the remaining eight teams and the key talking points surrounding each side.
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