Front and side marking

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DESCRIPTION

In 4’s, A and B using the full width of the area, endeavour to pass the ball to C with a straight or diagonal pass past D who marks in front.

If pass not on to C, A and B pass ball between themselves.

Swap players round every couple of minutes so everyone gets a go at C and D

Tactical:

Front marking may be used to prevent the ball being hit from a fullback/midfielder to a forward over longer distances.
Side marking may be used to protect an area of the field or you can dictate where the ball will be passed.

Technical:

When front marking adopt a position where the passer and receiver can both be seen (side-on).
Marker then moves across the line of the ball and intercepts the pass.

When side marking stand on the side of the player that you do not want the ball to be passed to.
Remember to protect the danger area - the centre of the field.

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