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Aerobic possession grids

Aerobic possession grids

 
Goal
Equipment
  • Sufficient balls to ensure continuity
  • Sufficient cones to outline the field
Preparation
  • Playing area: 40x40 meters
  • Players: 9
  • Duration: 14 minutes
  • Series: 2 series of 5 minutes with 2 minutes of active recovery
Summary Secondary Objectives
An intense ball possession inside ristricted playing areas
Pass, Ball possession
Organization
The exercise is performed in a 40x40 meters area with a central square of 30x30 meters
Place a ring of cones on the perimeter of the 40x40 meters area, players will have to turn around it (As shown in the picture). This is a 4vs4 with a neutral player (J1). The sizes of playing area can be changed to adapt them to playersnumber available. The neutral player participates during the attacking phase and helps to maintain possession.
Description
  • Create 2 teams (4vs4) 
  • The neutral player helps during the attacking phase of the team with ball possession
  • When a pass is performed, players sprint towards the outside of the 30x30 meters area and surround the cone on the perimeter of the 40x40 meters area to then go back and continue with the possession

 

Rules
  • Every 10 passes the team scores 1 point
Variations
  1. Take away the neutral player (N1)
  2. Limit the number of touches to a maximum of 2
  3. Players must surround both cones on the perimeter of the outer area before going back
  4. Players performe a backwards race up to the cone, they surround it and then sprint to go back
  5. Change the areas (Enlarge the area to train long recoveries, reduceit to train sprint and agility)
  6. Add a second neutral player
Coaching Points
  • Players must pass the ball and move immediately to sprint towards the cone. Fast reactions
  • Communication between the player and the teammates as soon as they goes back into the playing area, in order to favor the passes
  • High intensity or players that possess the ball will be on numerical inferiority awaiting the teammates that are coming from the outer area

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