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5 vs 3: exercise for transitions

5 vs 3: exercise for transitions

 
Goal
Equipment
  • Sufficient markers to outline the field
  • Sufficient balls to ensure continuity
  • 3 vests
Preparation
  • Playing area: 40x25 metres
  • Players: 8
  • Duration: 21 minutes
  • Series: 3 of 5 minutes with 2 minutes of recovery 
Summary Secondary Objectives
Work on transitions, protection and ball possession
Aerobic power, Losing your marker, Creating width and depth, Switching the attack, Ball possession, Pressing
Organization
Form 40x25 meters rectangle, divide it into 2 areas of 20x25 meters, as shown in the figure. Eight players work inside the field and play a 5vs3 situation. Start with the ball possession to then add the ransitions working.
Description
  • Players are placed one per side, making triangles, in a way that each player has two passing options, one short and the other long
  • Players must always choose the best move to maintain ball possession
  • Players must execute 5 passes between them, before being able to pass the ball towards the adjacent field and then start the transition phase

 

Rules
  • The pass to change the sector must be done along the ground
  • If 3 players with vest get to recover the ball, they must pass it to the other field and keep on possessing the ball as long as possible
  • If the 5 players without vest lose the ball, they must follow players with vest towards the opposite field, recover the ball and go back to the field to keep on working on possessing the ball
  • Players that lose the ball must perform an immediate pressing over the player that has the ball
Variations
  1. Start the 5vs2 situation and introduce the third player afterwards
  2. Change the dimensions of the pitch in order to work at a higher pace
Coaching Points
  • Beyond the initial objectives, penetration can also be worked
  • If the dimensions of the pitch are increased, the exercise can have a high intensity, which allows players to work on conditional parameters

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