A constantly flowing practice using 3v3 to develop speed of thought and decision making. By PHILIP ROWBOTTOM MORE
Simple fact. Being able to switch play makes the pitch bigger and give more options to create goalscoring situations – this variant on the theme looks at switching play from a counter attack.
This session is about counter-attacking, transition and players rotating in their positions. Attackers practice good link up play and fast paced combinations and decision making. Defenders work against overloads.
You need balls, bibs and cone. Set up a 30×30 yard area with four 5×5 yard boxes. We’ve used 16 players in this session.
Split your players into two teams of 6 players plus 4 more in the small boxes who play for the team in possession. Teams must keep possession using the 4 players in the boxes, once they have played it a couple of times make it a rule that the ball must come out of a different side of the box to the one it went in. Teams must try and get the ball to all four players in the boxes to win the game. Play three games of 4 minutes.
Body position is important – it must be open to receive the ball and move it on afterwards.