Give your back line a good work-out and ensure they can block any move from wide. By MICHAEL BEALE MORE
Play 9 attackers v 3 defenders. Attackers are restricted to two touches only. Place plenty of spare balls outside the pitch.
If the defenders win the ball they can score a goal through any one of the gates.
The attackers must try and complete a set number of passes (e.g. ten), they can then also try to score.
Count the number of passes and goals scored. Switch the defensive team at ten-minute intervals.
Improves defending and pressure as a unit and fitness.
Defence working together to pressure the ball into a tight area quickly. Using support angles to stop a pass and force an error. The timing and decision to do this will depend on the distance from the ball. Anticipating when and where a pass will be played. This is helped by the two touch restriction.
Area: 50×30 yards grid
Equipment: 16 cones for 10 goals (two 5 yard goals in each corner and one either side), balls
Prioritise keeping score for defenders as it is their game.