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Pig in the middle 3vs1 in two squares: liberate the passing lanes

Pig in the middle 3vs1 in two squares: liberate the passing lanes

 
Goal
Equipment
  • 8 markers
  • 2 balls
  • 2 vests
Preparation
  • Playing area: 6x15 meters
  • Players: 8
  • Duration: 14 minutes
  • Series: 8 of 1 1/2 minutes (2 minutes of passive recovery in the middle of the exercise)
Summary Secondary Objectives
A positional game that trains unmarking and search of the passing lanes, working on transitions
Cognitive, Pass, Marking, Transitions
Organization

Create two squares of 5x5 meters with the markers leaving 3 meters between them. On each square place 4 players. Inside the square place 1 player without ball (Red vest) that plays as defender. The 3 remaining players go to the sides of the square with a ball.

Description
  • The game is developed as a regular pig in the middle with the players from outside passing the ball between them
  • The player from inside must try to intercept the ball
  • To the coach's signal the player that has the ball must pass it towards one of the players from outside the other square, to switch the play

 

Rules
  • Passes must be executed inside and outside the square
  • Every 6 consecutive passes players from outside score 1 point
  • If the defender recovers the ball they must drive it outside the square in order to score
Variations
  1. Add a competitive element: the defender that recovers the most balls wins
  2. Increase or decrease the dimensions of the square based on the age and on players' skills
Coaching Points
  • The game allows you to teach players how to unmark themselves and place themselves in a proper way as to receive the ball
  • Defenders work at an aerobic level, so make sure to provide them with the proper time to recover
  • The defender must learn to predict the intentions of the opponent in order to intercept the passes

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