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4 vs 4 + 4 with 4 small goals

4 vs 4 + 4 with 4 small goals

 
Goal
Equipment
  • 4 markers
  • 4 small goals
  • 8 vests (4 red, 4 yellow)
  • sufficient balls to ensure continuity
Preparation
  • Playing area: 30x30 meters
  • Players: 12 (divided into 3 teams of 4 players each)
  • Duration: 21 minutes
  • Series: 3 series of 5 minutes rotating the teams inside the playing area (2 minutes of recovery)
Summary Secondary Objectives
Training ball possession and searching for space with shot at goal
Losing your marker, Pass
Organization
The exercise consits of a ball possessing phase inside the penalty area with the teammates on the external sides supporting. The game starts from the inside with a 4 players team playing as strikers and the other team playing as defenders. The aim is to perform 10 consecutive passes inside the box before shooting. The teams play the roles in turn.
Description
This is a small-sided game with lot of chances to score, but the main objective is to maintain ball possession. Players have to work hard to clear the space and after reaching a fixed number of consecutive passes, they can begin to create set-ups to score.
Altought there are goals in this themed game, the main aspect is not connected with the number of goals, but is focused  on the passing capabilty and the capability of searching the free space inside the penalty area.
 
  • 2 teams start inside the box while the other team is arranged with a player staying out of each square side
  • One player of the two teams begins the exercise with a pass.
  • The internal team with ball possession has to perform 10 consecutive passes before shooting at one of the 4 goals

 

Rules
  • Players outside the square play as layoff with only one ball touch allowed
  • Players outside can be involved many times, but their passes don't increase the counting to reach 10 passes
  • A pass to the external players doesn't reset the counting
  • Players outside can move only along their side
Variations
  1. Reduce the number of ball touches allowed to 2 touches
  2. Players outside the square once received the pass, have to perform a throw in with the hands forcing players inside to receive and control an aerial pass
  3. After scoring into one goal, players are forced to score on the opposite side
  4. Reduce or increase the number of consecutive passes
Coaching Points
  • The team possessing the ball has to enlarge occupying the available space
  • The defending team has to reduce the available space as soon as possible
  • Defenders have to supporte each others
  • The attacking team has to focus on creating the space to receive the passes
  • The strikers have to pay attention to passing speed and precision
  • Once reached the fixed number of passes player have to shoot as soon as possible
  • The teams have to react quickly to possessing transitions
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