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Ball possession 3 against 2 in 4 areas

Ball possession 3 against 2 in 4 areas

  • markers
  • 6 vests
  • Sufficient balls for continuity
  • Playing area: 30x30 meters
  • Players: 12
  • Duration: 18 minutes
  • Series: 3 repetitions of 5 minutes with a 1 minute pause of passive recovery
Summary Secondary Objectives
Small sided game of 3 against 2 to train ball possession, unmarking during the possession and transitions
Losing your marker, Pass, Marking, Intercepting, 3 versus 2, Transitions

Make 4 adjacent squares (A-B-C-D) of 15x15 meters. Divide the team and ask them to go to the squares as it is shown in the picture: 3 white and 2 red in squares A and B, 1 red in square C and 1 red in square D. The white one from square A starts with the ball.

  • The game starts with a ball possession inside square A
  • The objective of the team thas has the ball is to execute 5 consecutive passes between them
  • The white team after 5 consecutive passes changes the game to teammates from square B, they continue with the exercise
  • If players without ball recover it, they pass it to a teammate from squares C or D and go to the area where they have passed the ball, followed by 2 opponents that aim to recover the ball and pass it to one of the teammates from A or B


  • Free number of touches for each player
Coaching Points

Ask players:

  • Not to stand on the same line, or guarantee the equilibrium when finishing the combinations
  • Always guarantee at least two options to the teammate that has the ball and particularly support and discharge
  • Players that have the ball, once they have passed the ball, they must move in order for them to be useful for the team
  • Passes from one square to another must be fast in oder not to lose intensity
  • Work on the reaction when players lose the ball, once they lose possession the closest player to the ball presses the opponent while teammates get closer

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