Week of September 20

Coaches

Here's some great small sided games for you to use-
 

Training team concepts with young players podcast:

https://wcctrainingcenter.com/249-training-team-concepts-with-young-players/
 

2 v 2 Exercises 

Set-up and Sequence: the sequence and the objectives are the same of the previous exercise, but the directions of play are different.

The black players must pass wide along the longer sides of the rectangle; if the yellow defenders recover the possession, they must play toward the shorter sides of the structure.


Variation: ask the players to complete a passing sequence in the middle (1point) before playing wide.

Eye on: quick passes, oriented ball control, receiving on the run, focus the defense phase on the player in possession (1 v 1) and on the space to be covered.


2 v 2 Exercises 

3 v 3 Exercises 

Set-up and Sequence: a 3 v 3 duel is played inside a rectangular space that is divided into three areas vertically; a 1 v 1 duel is played inside each zone.

The goal for the possession team is to distribute the ball from one side the other through the center space, playing upwards and backwards.
 

If the defenders win the ball, they must play the same way.
 

Eye on: quick passes combinations, escape the marker, oriented ball control.
 

3 v 3 Exercises 

Set-up and Sequence: a 3 v 3 duel is played inside a rectangular space that is divided into three areas vertically; a 1 v 1 duel is played inside each zone. 4 goals are placed as in the picture.
 

The goal for the possession team is to distribute the ball from one side the other through the center space, scoring in one of the mini-goal to be attacked and exchanging the positions between the center player, who overlaps, and the opposite wide teammate, who runs inside.


If the defenders win the ball, they must play the same way toward the opposite side.

Variations: if the defenders win the possession, a 3 v 3 free duel is played to counter attack.


Eye on: quick passes combinations, escape the marker, oriented ball control.

Set-up and Sequence: a 4 v 4 duel is played inside a rectangular space that is divided into four areas horizontally and vertically. The black players must follow the horizontal division of the pitch; the yellow ones must follow the vertical one.


The goal for the possession team is to play toward the opposite zone where a teammate must receive on the run, when three players have touched the ball.

If the defenders win the ball, they must play the same way, but from the left to the right side, vice versa, after positioning the team, as in the picture.


Eye on: quick passes combinations, escape the marker with the right timing, replace in the pitch quickly.


4 v 4 Exercises 

Set-up and Sequence: a 4 v 4 duel is played inside a rectangular space that is divided into two areas horizontally; a 2 v 2 duel is played inside each half.
 

The goal for the possession team is to play toward the opposite zone to finish, winning the duel inside each area to build up first and then to shoot.
 

If the defenders win the ball, they must play the same way toward the opposite side.
 

Variations: if the defenders win the possession, a 4 v 4 free duel is played to counter attack.
 

Eye on: play behind the opponents, escape the marker with the right timing, and finish quickly.

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