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Pressing Zones

The perfect introduction to pressing, ensuring that pressing the ball is done smartly and under control

Coaching Objectives

Teach all of the basics of pressing in a fun and challenging way. 

Drill Setup

  • 15 Mins
  • 12 Players
  • 6 Bibs
  • 30x20 y

What the Players Do

Set up by using an area 30x20 yards, split into six 10x10 yard zones . You’ll need cones, bibs and balls.  Begin play with two players on each zone.  For the first…

High Press Game

We play teams that build up from the back leaving space for the counter attack if the defending team presses high up the pitch. Once they win the ball they can then attack the space left by the defenders and create goal scoring chances.

Coaching Objectives

Look for attacking players pressing quickly and aggressively high up the pitch. Once they win possession move at speed to set up chances to score goals. Movement of supporting players is key with attackers splitting defences with good runs beyond the defensive line.

Drill Setup

  • 25 Mins
  • 13 Players
  • 1 Goals
  • 6 Bibs
  • Half pitch y

What the Players Do

Use half a pitch with a goal at one end and a scoring zone at the other. Play 8 defending the big goal (blue) including a goalkeeper versus 6 yellow.  Start with the goalkeeper passing out…

Intercept The Ball

Winning the ball back is vital to a team’s ability to control the game. Win it back high up the pitch and your chances of scoring are greatly enhanced

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Coaching Objectives

Winning the ball back by intercepting it when the team in possession get pressed hard and are forced to make mistakes in passing.

Drill Setup

  • 20 Mins
  • 7 Players
  • 4 Goals
  • 3 Bibs
  • 12x12 y

What the Players Do

For this drill you need an area 12 x 12 yards with pop up goals on each corner 2ft behind the line, plus a box in the centre 4x4ft, 7 players, 4 pop up goals, bibs, cones and balls. Play for 20…