Spanish Flair: Shielding the Ball and Team Possession

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They may not have performed to their own high standards at the World Cup, but there's no denying that Spain are the kings of tiki-taka.

To help your team join the tiki-taka revolution, this plan practices a variety of ball retention skills, starting with individual skills and then building to keep the ball as a team.

What's in the session?

We start with a pass and move game with a twist; your players use their hands to pass the ball!

Following this fun warm up game, we then practice holding up the ball and shielding it from defenders. Through 1v1 practice, we teach your players to have a good low body position, with knees bent and using their arms to feel where the defender is.

Work as a team with two group possession exercises, working on passing and moving to keep the ball, before finishing with a full pitch game, passing up the pitch with good possession play!

This session is available as part of an Interactive Coaching Pack, scroll down to learn more

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