Fun game for younger ages to encourage teamwork, communication and technical skills. By ROB PORTER MORE
This is a great session to warm up your players through a high intensity possession-based skills practice, with players developing the technical aspects of their game that can be used in high-pressure match scenarios.
Mark out a 25-yard circle. We’ve used 11 players in the session. You need balls, bibs and cones.
Players are to position themselves within a circle around two, three, or even four central players, who aim to intercept passes or pressure (not tackle) the players positioned on the outside. The outside players should attempt to retain both possession and the basic circular shape during play.
Players in middle should carry bibs and when possession is gained, they leave the bibs on the ground and swap places with the player who made the intercepted pass. These players now carry the bibs and become chasers.
Players should protect the ball on the side away from the chasers. Good for one and two touch play. The central players should look to force the play through the middle, into traffic.