Football: Dealing with the Backpass

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DESCRIPTION

  • Start with one Goalkeeper, 3 defenders and 2 attackers. Set up 2 mini goals outside and wide of the penalty box.
  • Ball is played back to the Goalkeeper from one of the defending team.
  • As soon as the ball is played back the attacking team are live and can apply pressure. 
  • Goalkeeper passes out to defending team who pass back again to Goalkeeper. The aim is to get 2 back passes in.
  • Once 2 back passes have been achieved, a shot at 1 of the 2 mini goals can be taken.
  • If the attacking team intercept, they are able to take a shot at the mini goals straight away.
  • Once one sequence has been achieved, rotate Goalkeeper. 

 

COACHING POINTS

  • Do not allow the attacking team to be too aggressive initially so that the drill does not break down and player get a feel for it. 
  • Goalkeepers to move around the area to always offer an outlet and try and switch play away from the congested area. 
  • Defenders need to drop wide and ensure they are seen by the Goalkeeper. 
  • 3rd defender mimics the midfielder offering support in the centre of the pitch. 

PROGRESSION

Increase the intensity by removing a defender so that it is now 2v2. Attackers will now create more of a challenge and the Goalkeeper will have to work harder to become the outlet.

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