Basic Organisation: Exercise begins with an attacking team of 4 in both end zones Initial defending team has 2 players in ball zone & 2 in middle zone Objectives: Team with the ball aim to circulate possession & pass to team in the other end zone Active defending team look to press &
Basic Organisation: Four red players positioned around the centre circle, with four yellow players inside. One green player positioned within the yellow players defensive unit, with another green player positioned at both ends of the circle. Ball starts with one of the players on the outside. Objectives: The team on the outside aims
Basic Organisation: 3v3 with two goalkeepers. Each of the three active red players given number between 1 and 3, as well as the three red players waiting on the outside. Each of the three active yellow players given letter between A and B, as well as the three yellow players waiting on the outside.
Basic Organisation: Goalkeeper in each end zone. 2 defenders positioned on edge of both end zones, as well as one opposing centre-forward. 3 v 3 free to move to find space in central zone with wings shut off. Objectives: One of central defenders drops into box to receive from goalkeeper and feed teammate
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