The Game Training Phase

Defending/Recapturing the ball Session 1 (Zone Defending)

Warm-up: (D/R 1)

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Two grids (A and B) are positioned as shown in the diagram

Grid A is 10m -15m long and pitch wide. Grid B is approximately 20m long and also pitch wide

Grids A and B are divided by a line of 3 x 2 cones of different colours positioned across the width of the pitch

The position of the cones must be exactly as shown in the diagram

Blue cones; width of the penalty box

Red and yellow cones; sideline-central axis

Four yellow defenders #2, 3, 4 and 5 position themselves in grid A, spread between the blue cones at an equal distance

Five (or more) orange players are positioned in grid B, spread across the width
of the pitch

At the coaches signal, the orange players start passing the ball in a random order/direction

As the ball moves, the yellow defenders must move as a unit too, keeping their relative distances the same

When the ball goes to #7 orange, they must all be between the yellow cones

When the ball goes to #9 orange, they must all be between the blue cones

When the ball goes to #11 orange, they must all be between the red cones

When the ball is played backwards (to #6 or #8), they must also move slightly forward

Points of attention for Orange

High ball speed

Accurate passing

Quick change of direction

Change defenders regularly.

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