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5 against 2: Training centre midfielders

5 against 2: Training centre midfielders

 
Goal
Equipment
  • 4 markers
  • Sufficient balls for continuity
  • 2 vests
Preparation
  • Playing area: 15 x 15 meters
  • Players: 7
  • Duration: 14 minutes
  • Series: 2 of 6 minutes with a 1 minutes pause of active recovery
Summary Secondary Objectives
Training midfielders for recovery and wide game
Losing your marker, Pass, Positioning, Intercepting, Creating width and depth, Mobility, Pressing, Transitions
Organization
  • Players get divided into 2 teams: 5 (4 outside and 1 inside) against 2 (both of them midfielders inside the square)
  • 5 minutes sessions separated by an active recovery
Description
  • The 2 midfielders go inside the square.
  • The team that consists of 5 players starts passing the ball.
  • The player from inside the square will be the support for outer players, they will have to avoid midfielders and give back the ball as soon as possible.
  • The 5 outer players must prevent midfielders from going out the square once they recover the ball.

 

Rules
  • Place 4 outer players on the 4 sides of the square, they can get in the square
  • The 2 midfielders have to recover the ball and take it out as soon as possible
  • If the midfielders recover the ball and get out of the square then they score 1 point
  • If players with ball execute 5 consecutive passes, they score 1 point
  • After 5 points, 2 players get in the square and swap positions with the midfielders
Variations
  1. Perform the exercise at 2 touches
  2. Make it mandatory for players to perform oriented controls
  3. The supporting player must play at 1 touch
  4. Once the supporting player has given back the ball, they swaps positions with their teammate.
Coaching Points
  • Work on the pressing movements of midfielders
  • Encourage midfielders to pass the ball at first touch
  • Outer players have to be moving continuosly, in order for them to offer more options to the supporting player
  • Midfielders must cover the possible trajectories of the pass
  • Adequate time of execution and recovery
  • Transitions from possession to non possession of the ball
  • Modify the dimensions of the pitch based on players skills

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