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Game construction and penetrative runs by the second line

Game construction and penetrative runs by the second line

 
Goal
Equipment
  • Sufficient markers to outline the field
  • Sufficient balls to ensure continuity
  • 2 vests
  • 1 goal
Preparation
  • Playing area: 40x40 meters
  • Players: 6 + goalkeeper
  • Duration: 20 minutes
  • Series: 4 series of 5 minutes
Summary Secondary Objectives
Situational exercise to train players in maintaining possession, transitions and penetrative runs into the box by the second line
Oriented control, Tackle (Challenge), Losing your marker, Support, Finishing, Pass and move, 3 versus 2, 4 versus 2, Free pass forward, Ball possession, Verticalization, Transitions
Organization

Create 2 adjacent zones of 30x10 meters just outside the box (zone A and zone B in the figure). Arrange 2 white defenders and 2 red strikers inside the box and place one red player (as shown in the figure) inside zone A and one in zone B. The goalkeeper defends the goal.

Description

The exercise includes 2 phases:

  • Phase 1
    • The red players inside the box have to maintain possession playing 4 vs 2 together with the goalkeeper and the teammate inside the zone A
    • To complete the first phase both the red players inside the box have to touch the ball (passes number 1,2 and 3 in the figure)
    • If defenders gain possession, they have to attempt a strike on goal
    • Once all the red players touch the ball, they can pass it to the teammate inside zone B (pass number 4 in the figure)
    • The first phase ends with the 2 red players and the white defenders going into zone B (movement number 5 in the figure)

 

 

  • Phase 2
    • Play a 3 vs 2 game inside the zone B. All the red players have to touch the ball before passing to the teammate inside zone A
    • The teammate inside the zone A can act as a bouncer
    • After a layoff by the teammate inside zone A (pass number 9) The red players inside the zone B can execute a penetrative pass into the box for a teammate penetrating from zone B (pass number 10
    • A maximum of 2 player starting from zone B can enter the box (movement number 11 by red players)
    • The defenders can follow the pass trying to stop the attacking action

 

Variations
  1. During the second phase, the player inside the zone A can act as a neutral player as well as a bouncer
Coaching Points
  • Encourage the goalkeeper to take part in the possession phase
  • Verify the proper performance of the 4 vs 2 game paying attention to the movements of the red players inside the box to lose their markers
  • Verify the intensity of passing
  • Encourage both teams with positive and negative transitions
  • Verify the timing of runs during phase 2. The red players have to enter the box after bouncing with the correct timing without anticipating the movement

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