350 SMART AND PRACTICAL GAMES AND DRILLS TO FORM INTELLIGENT PLAYERS– FOR ADVANCED LEVELS.
- After an opening technique in the form of a passing sequence, two simultaneous 2-on-2 situations ensue against the large goals A and B and the mini goals C and D.
- Next are two transition actions into 4-on-4. Players A/B and E/F position themselves behind the large goals, each with a ball.
- Players C/D and G/H position themselves in a staggered formation in the center of the ﬁeld at the cone markers.
- After a signal from the coach, players A and E simultaneously begin their actions. Player A/E plays to player B/F behind the goal (see 1).
- Player B/F controls the ball into the ﬁeld and plays a double pass with player C/G (see 2). Player B/F plays a diagonal ball to player D/H (see 3).
- Player D/H lets the ball bounce off to player A/E (see 4).
- Player A/E runs toward the pass and controls the ball toward the center (see 5).
- After their actions, the players in the center transition to defense for the ensuing 2-on-2 situation (see 6).
- Players A and B now work as the team in possession (see 7) and try to score on the large goal A.
- Players G and H are the opponents (see 8) and try to prevent a goal, and, after successfully capturing the ball, try to launch a counterattack on the mini goals D.
- At the same time, players E and F are also a team in possession (see 9) and try to score on the large goal B.
- Players C and D are the opponents (see 10) and try to prevent a goal, and, after successfully winning the ball, try to launch a counterattack on the mini goals C.
- After the ﬁrst 2-on-2 situation ends with a goal, the players get involved in the other still ongoing 2-on-2 situation and play 4-on-4.
- The designations for the large and mini goals from the previous 2-on-2 play are still in effect here.
- After the second 2-on-2 situation also ends with a goal, the coach brings another ball into the game (see 11).
- The teams now play 4-on-4 and try to score on the large goals A and B. Afterwards the coach has the option of adding another ball to the game for another 4-on-4 situation.
- The teams now play against the mini goals and can involve the goalkeeper for 4-on-4-plus-2.