two teams 1/2 pitch.
Ball starts on the half way line each time.
The practice starts each time after the coach calls which two players of the defence have to run thorugh which gate before joining in the defence again.
As soon as the coach calls out the numbers the attackers can start the attack and try to exploit the overload depending on which defenders have to do the gate run. and through which gate before being able to defend.
You can add more gates 2 on the half way line to change the situation for each attack.
Defenders can try to score on the half way line each time they win the ball.
Restart after each goal
Set up two grids wide on the half way line.
Tell the players to play 3v3 possession in the box.
Have two player waiting in the 23m area.
When the ball is played outside the 2 areas on the halfway line it is the team that did not push the ball out to break. The team mate on in the 23m area has to come to the ball to receive the first pass. (other player can try to defend.
The player that touched the ball out of the grid is the defender that can try to stop the breaking team scoring.
The other 2 players wait in the grid.
Player 1 passes the ball back to the supporting player. Player 1 then runs in the opposite direction to which he/she wants to receive the ball. The supporting player plays the ball back, first time, into the space created. Player 1 should time the run so that after receiving the return ball, he/she can play a fast 2v1 with the attacker.
Shooting & Goalscoring
3 blue and 1 white player start from between the gates (2 cones). Set in the specific areas on the pitsh.
Blue 1 starts with the ball and passes the ball to blue player 2 coming out of the gate. The defender (white) can now try to stop the players scoring.
Player 2 passes the ball back to player 3 and the 3 blues continue to the goal and try to score.
create forward passes by transferring the ball
The 3 blue players are trying to pass the ball through one of the 3 goals in the middle of the area to one of the three players on the opposite side.
They can do this by running with the ball, dummy passing or transferring the ball between them to draw to two defenders out of position and create space for the pass.
The 2 defenders can only intercept the ball. When they do so they have to try and and pass the ball over the back line behind the 3 blue players who just lost the ball.
Players start from the left or the right with a ball. One defender in the Circle and one support attacker on the back line. Players with the ball start out side the circle and have to try and score. Depending on how what the defender does the attacker with the ball can choose to use the 2nd attacker or go on their own to score.
3 Players with a ball are trying to get one of the wide players across the goal line by passing the ball via the support player. The defending player ha to try and stop the player crossing the line.
4 players with 2 balls. One player in the middle is tightly marked. One of the players with the ball passes the ball at the marked player who then wall passes the ball back to this player for him/her to run with the ball to the other side. Then the 2nd player with the ball does the same once on the other side. Turn and repeat role reversal in the middle.
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