Areas of the Game Attacking Defending Transition Set Plays Goalkeeping

4 vs 4 / 3 vs 3 - 4 Goal Game

 

DRILL OBJECTIVE(S) DEVELOP POSSESSION SKILLS AND CHANGE OF DIRECTION UNDER PRESSURE
IMPROVE SUPPORT PLAY IN ATTACK AND DEFENCE
DEFENSIVE COMMUNICATION 
PLAYERS 6+
SPACE 25m x 20m
EQUIPMENT 5+ BALLS, 8+ CONES

INTRODUCTION:

  • Free play in a 3v3/4v4 setting is important to player development - allowing practical use of the technical skills learned in a more structured drill setting.

EXPLANATION:

  • Regular directional game play in a 3v3 or 4v4 setting.
  • Each team has 2 goals (gates) to score through. A goal is scored by either carrying or passing the ball through a gate.
  • Players can go behind goal to possess the ball.

COACHING POINTS:

ATTACKING:
  • Ball position for ball carrier to provide vision and passing options.
  • Off-ball movement - create balance and space to attack.
  • Change direction to attack the open goal.
DEFENDING:
  • Focus on defensive footwork & skills. Pressuring the ball carrier without over-committing and getting eliminated.
  • Be aware of defending both goals (and related dangerous space). Mark/cover space accordingly.
  • Use the opportunity to double-team.

EVALUATION:

  • Team (and individual players) should be able to maintain possession (protect the ball) and not be easily dispossessed.
  • Players should be balanced in the space and be able to change direction with purpose.

PROGRESSION:

  • LTT: Suitable for LTT Stage. Open space wider and make goals bigger to make it easier to score.
  • TTC & TTW: As this game is played at higher levels, more advanced concepts can be introduced. Focus on:
  • -Marking/cover and risk taking with defensive position.
  • -Recognize when an opponent is coming to double-team, and pass out of situation before closed down.
  • -Overlapping and off-ball interchange movements.
  • -Controlling tempo/pace of game.

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