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Peripheral vision: ball possession in tight spaces then playing vertically

Peripheral vision: ball possession in tight spaces then playing vertically

 
Goal
Equipment
  • 12 markers
  • 4 vests (2 red and 2 yellow)
  • sufficient balls to ensure continuity
Preparation
  • Playing area: 30x30 meters
  • Players: 6
  • Duration: 24 minutes
  • Series: 3 series of 5 minutes interspersed with 3 minutes of passive recovery
Summary Secondary Objectives
Simplified game combining cognitive elements with ball possession, losing marker and peripheral vision
Pass, Intercepting, 2 versus 1, Ball possession
Organization

Form three 10x10 meters squares using the markers. Divide players into pairs using the vests (2 red, 2 yellow, 2 white). Inside the blue square 2 white players (A and C) start playing with the ball against one red player (B). One red player (E) and one yellow player (D) stay inside the red square. One yellow player (F) stays inside the yellow square.

Description
  • On the starting signal, the white couple A and C plays  2 vs 1 against the red defender B. When both white players touch the ball, they can pass to the yellow player (F) inside the yellow square (1, 2 and 3 passes in the figure 2)
  • After player F receives the ball, the yellow teammate (D) and red defender (B) moves intoto the yellow square to continue playing 2 vs 1; while one of the white players goes into the red square (movements 4 in the figure 2). 
  • If red defender B regains the ball he has to pass it to the red teammate E,and the player who lost the ball becomes the defender
  • When the ball passes from a square to another, it always has to reach the singular player inside the square

 

Figure 2

Rules
  • Unlimited ball touches allowed
Variations
  1. Limit the touches if the level allows
Coaching Points
  • Attacking players:
    • Don't be arranged on the same line to ensure balance
    • Encourage the ball carrier to attack the defender
    • Who doesn't have the ball has to attack the depth or offer for a pass in a good space
    • Use combination of 2 players
  • Defenders:
    • Positioning between the 2 attacking players
    • Don't be attracted by the ball
    • Try to negate collaboration between the 2 attacking players and play 1 vs 1, isolate the ball carrier
    • Foresee the ball carrier's intentions

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