Boxes 20 -25 yds square, 10-15 yards apart.
Split the squad into two teams with equal number of players.
- Pass and move. Each team starts in their own square and pass and move around
it. Two balls in each grid.
- Three players from one box more in as defenders where nine keep possession
against the defending three. When the defending three players win possession
they transfer the ball to the six regaining players in the other box and move
quickly to join them. At the same time three of the opposite team move in
to act as defenders. If, when defending, the three players manage to kick
the ball out with the boxfield of play, the six players should have a ball
in readiness to begin the exercise rather than wait until the original ball
is recovered. Therefore,some spare footballs round the playing area are necessary.
- Go to a corner cone before returning to play.
- Two touches
- One touch football.
- You cannot pass back to the player from who passed it to you.
The defending team can be taught to "press the ball" and can be changed at
the instruction of the coach.
The team in Possession:
- Avoid remaining static:employ plenty of movement.
- Avoid the tendency to remain in a circle:ensure that player(s) are encouraged
to move into the centre of the box.
- Encourage playing with "head up" so that the possible passes after receiving
possession are known in advance.
- communication by tactical signals and by voice.
- Use of disguised pass.
- Emphasis on weight and accuracy of pass,not always to a player,often to
- Movement after release of the ball.
The Defending Team:
- Cooperation with each other.
- One player pressing the ball provides signal.
- Not lunging into tackles,rather attempting to intercept.
- Operating as a unit through tactical signals and vocal communication.
- Thoughtful use of the ball to the other box when possession gained.
- Quick support to possession players when possession gained.
- Willingness to work to retain possession !!