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Mastering the basics – small-sided game

WHY USE IT

This progression allows them to utilize their new skill set in a game-like scenario.

SET UP

7v7 field area, broken into three separate areas. Each team will play a 2-3-2, with equal number of players in each area.

HOW TO PLAY

Players must remain in their allotted area for first five minutes, playing through the areas, communicating to receive the ball. Praise good communication. After five minutes, players may advance to a different area if they successfully execute a turn when receiving the ball, allowing for an overload in the next area. Players must return to their area once possession has been lost. Giving the players an incentive of an overload in a more attacking position will encourage players to attempt the skills learned in the previous activities.

COACHING POINTS

Players will continue to work on the skills learned in previous activities.

1. Players begin locked into their respective thirds of the pitch

2. Progress to allow a player to advance a third if they successfully turn after receiving the ball

3. This enables teams to create an overload in the next third

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