The Game Training Phase

Transitioning (BP>BPO) Session 1

Warm-up: Passing Excercise (T 1)


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4 cones placed in a 15m x 15m square

6 players divided in 3 pairs (different colours) and positioned as shown
in the diagram

Players pass the ball in sequence (1-4). Players only run to their opposite side (as indicated by the dotted lines)after passing

Change direction regularly (pass in opposite directions)

“Precision and ball speed”


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Next step 4 players perform the passing drill while 2 players (one pair) defend passively (see diagram B)

The players now stay in the same position

On the coach’s call (colour) the pair that are ‘defenders’ change with the pair that’s been called by the coach:

‘Flying’ change over; no/minimal stop

Progression (advanced only)

Regularly change the direction on the run (orientation)

Players run to opposite cone after passing

Faster change of defenders

Are the players able to transition and adjust immediately?

Possible Coaches Remarks

“Immediately focus on your new task”

“Know where you have to pass”

“Which pair makes the least mistakes”