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Delaying the opposition is an important principle to help you win the ball back, this drill will help players understand how and when to do this.
In this practice players will develop their understanding on how to delay the opposition and make a 2v1 situation a 1v1.
They will also work on playing quickly when regaining possession.
Area 15x10 with a halfway line and target goals at each end.
Drill starts with coach playing ball into attacker.
Aim of drill is for each team to score as many goals as possible in 1v1 situations.
Player in possession can use support from teammate on the outside to retain possession and create new opportunities to score.
If defender wins back possession, they attack opponents' goal and can use players on the outside for support, 1 defender from opposite half is able to drop onto the pitch to delay the attacker.
After 5 seconds an outside defender from the opposite half can recover back
Try to slow down the attack to allow players to recover
Try to position your body to cut off passing channel and create a 1v1
Distances between you and opponent: Winning the ball v dictating play
Recognise pressing triggers
Use of body and limbs - be physical, make sure they know your there
Try to play quickly and forward once regaining possession
Space – Increase/decrease size of area
Task – Begin to add more players into the main practice - I.e., start 2v2
Equipment – Bigger goals
Players – Start 2v2
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