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    5v4 Possession

      Basic Organisation: Main area of approx 30×30 with 5 attackers and 4 defenders. Two mini goals behind defenders. Two gates and an ‘end zone’ behind attackers. Ball returns to attacking team for each restart.   Objectives: Attacking team look to move opponents and create space/lanes to progress through and score in one o...
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    Draw Out to Play Through

      Basic Organisation: Attacking team begin with a 5+GK vs 2 inside the first phase of build-up. Grid ends approx 25 yards out from goal. 3 additional defending players are positioned just outside the grid. Further forward, 2 attackers flank the last man on the defending team. Small goal either side of centre-circle.   Objectives:...
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    Breaking Lines

      Basic Organisation: 4 zones on both halves of the grid. Each approximately 5×10. Both teams have a player in each of the four zones in their half, with two teammates positioned near the two mini goals in the opponents half. Defending players must stay in their zones, strikers can move between zones to receive...
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    7+1 vs 5 Possession

      Basic organisation: 7 attackers form rondo shape inside approx 30×30 grid. 1 additional attacker positioned in the centre. 5 defenders positioned inside the rondo.   Objectives: Attacking players must get the ball into the pivot player as many times as possible. One point is given each time he receives possession. Once he has the...
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    Breaking Lines

      Basic Organisation: 2 separate identical grids approx 15×20. Each with two 5 yard start/end zones seperated by a 10 yard middle zone. In one of the grids, the reds are the attacking team and have two players in both the start and end zone, as well as two players in the middle zone. Two...
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    Breaking lines & final 3rd combinations

      Basic organisation: Central grid from half-way line to goal. Wide areas seperated in line with the sides of penalty box. Two attacking players on first line and two on last line. One free attacker in between. One attacker in both wid areas. Three defending players on two seperate lines and a goalkeeper. Ball starts...
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    Dismarking

      Basic organisation: 20×20 grid with 4 players on each side and a small goal placed at both ends. Players on both teams assigned numbers from 1 to 4, matching the players directly across from them. Coach calls a number and passes the ball into centre to start the play.   Objectives: Players on both...
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    Receiving with pressure from behind

      Basic organisation: 15×20 yard grid One attacker drops to receive possesion with back to goal. Feeder starts at the base of the grid with ball. Defender presses dropping attacker from behind.   Objectives: Dropping attacker looks to receive and combine with teammate to breakthrough at opposite end, earning a point. He can also look...
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    Overload to Isolate

      Basic Organisation: Begin with 5 attacking players in a 25×25 yard grid on one side of the field. ‘Switcher’ for attacking team positioned outside the possession grid at the half-way line. Additional attacker positioned in the far half-space. Defending team begin with 2 players inside box. 3 more defenders start on the edge ...
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    Penetrative Passing & Dribbling Warm-Up

      Basic organisation: Passers positioned approx 25 yards across from eachother on horizontal lanes. Dribblers start approx 25 yards across from eachother on vertical lane. One ball in total for dribbling group. One ball between two passers.   Objectives: Passers try to pass to the teammate directly across from them as many times as possib...
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