“Double Dare” Pressing Session

Use this session to teach players the value of hard working midfielders. They can disrupt even the best passing teams by working in pairs to block any moves through midfield.

Why use it

Working in pairs in midfield or attack is an ideal way to disrupt passing teams by positioning and support play. Anticipation is also important when players attempt to intercept.

Set up

Working in pairs in midfield or attack is an ideal way to disrupt passing teams by positioning and support play. Anticipation is also important when players attempt to intercept.

"Double Dare" Pressing Session

How to play

Start with four white passing players on the outside of the first zone, with two red midfielders in the centre. One white player is on the far side of the second zone and the other four red players wait in pairs to replace the midfielders. The passing team must make four consecutive passes without midfielders touching the ball.

After the fourth pass the ball is passed to the player on the far side of the second zone and all the players move to that zone, needing to make four passes again.

The passing team have only one touch so passes must be accurate (make this two touch if needed). The player in the opposite half has two touches to give the others a chance to move into his half. If the red midfielders win the ball they dribble out of the area to win a point.

Technique

Your team will benefit from learning how to close down and pressure players passing through midfield.