The Game Training Phase

Disturbing and Pressuring Session 1

Warm-up: Passing Exercise (D&P 1)

Warm-up

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Players #2; 3; 4; 5; 6 & 8 yellow and #7; 9; 10 & 11 orange position themselves as shown in diagram A

At least two players at the starting position (yellow #3)

At the coach’s signal, #3 starts the passing drill as shown (1-6) with the yellow players following their pass to the next position/cone

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

After pass 1 they must be in the positions indicated by the dotted arrows in diagram A

Orange #7 must be in a position where they can pressure both #4 and #8 yellow when the ball is on the opposite side (e.g. with yellow #2)

Every new pass all four orange players shift and adjust their positions

Variation

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At pass 4 the positions of the orange players are as shown in diagram B

Progression

Increase passing and running speed

Sudden change of pass direction on coach’s call (#3 yellow to #4; #4 to #5 etc)

Introduce a second passing sequence

Free instead of prescribed passing sequence

Remark

Rotate the four attackers regularly with another group of attackers

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