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Defensive Pressure

Just thought of this one myself. We had some issues getting out of the back quickly enough, and I was looking at various transition games. This isn’t quite transition but might make a good first step. (And I forgot to add the ball to the illustration.)

  • grid maybe 20 x 15 with evenly spaced cones along the sideline
  • 3 v 2 (or similar; numbers are variable), each starting on opposite lines
  • defenders serve to attackers
  • attackers’ goal is to dribble across the opposite line
  • but they get a point for each sideline cone they pass (so, say, the full goal is worth 4)
  • should / hopefully focus on speed of attack and speed of defending / organizing because the attackers start scoring quickly
  • emphasize that attackers should not attack in straight lines only
  • defenders can attack the opposite goal if they win possession

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Attacking Overload Handball

[from thecoachingmanual.com]

  • an interesting variation on handball
  • I think I like the no restrictions on offense, zones on defense rule
  • I do like, though, the application of zones to handball

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Sigi Schmid – Developing Players Technically [SCCC 17] – Games to Encourage Combination Play

 

Chris Gbandi – Transition from Defending to Attacking – 2 v 2 + 3 v 3

  • 2 v 2 in a small box with defending team starting with the ball
  • When attacking team wins the ball in the box, it plays out of the box to its team on the outfield
  • The game is then live
  • Progression
  • Shift the square / 2 v 2 to a corner (rather than centered) and focus on switching the field as the team builds out of the back

Untitled from Ed DeHoratius on Vimeo.

Untitled from Ed DeHoratius on Vimeo.

 

Chris Gbandi – Transition from Defending to Attacking [SCCC 17] – 6 v 3 Transfer Box

  • Pretty small space, maybe 15 wide by 30 deep (the half where they begin)
  • The three try to dispossess the six, and, when they do, pass to their teammates in the other zone
  • Three then of the dispossessed team shift into the other zone and play continues
 

Ian Barker – Building Out From The Back [SCCC 17] – Building From the Back Game

  • Coach stands with an x v x (this was 4 v 4 I think)
  • Player plays ball to coach
  • Coach plays long to goalie (maybe 20 yards away)
  • Play starts with goalie, who then (initially not playing with hands) finds his defenders for a quick outlet
  • Defenders then build the attack
  • Game is otherwise live

Untitled from Ed DeHoratius on Vimeo.

  • Progression: Identify a #9 / high striker; play must go through the #9 before a goal can be scored
  • Work on identifying passing lanes: if defenders go wide, middies shouldn’t go as wide and find that channel for the defenders to find them:

  • Progression: full 7 v 7 but all play starts with the goalie; no throws, corners, etc. (and so all balls in net)
 

5 v 5 Attack on the Dribble

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