In this series of posts, we share with you some drills and session plans for you to apply to your training sessions.
Today’s drill share focuses on possession and combination play. A crucial component of the game. Today’s activity is one that you might have before and is one that I’m sure quite a few coaches have used before. The premise is very simple and could quite easily be used for a warm-up on a matchday too.
The video below created by the official Premier League channel highlighting some truly great team goals in the Premier League. The relevance is the build-up and possession play involved in these goals. It will be worth showing your team a few of these goals and see what they make of these goals, and what did the attacking teams have to do for these to happen?
Today’s activity was first brought to my attention by Coach Akay (from Revolve Sport). This is one of a few activities that I picked up during my time coaching with him. It’s a good possession and combination game that can be applied to all teams across all age groups.
Numbers of this can drop to a 3v3 or 2v2 if need be, it can also be expanded to a 5v5 or 6v6 in the rectangle space. I’d suggest adapting the playing space based on the numbers you have. If you have an odd number, you can always introduce a magic player to play inside the rectangle for the team in possession.
Progression 2 is an addition that I haven’t had the chance to test yet. The inspiration comes from the ‘21 Pass Conditioned Match‘ and the premise of that is pretty much the same here, in which you’d get points for the number of passes made before managing to play to the target player.
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