Category Archives: Small Sided Games

TEMATIC GAME: “STOLE AND REWARD”

Edit by Adriano Serra Technical goals: Control/receive, pass. Tactical goals: Fast circulation of the ball, searching of free spaces, ball possession support, verticalisation. Age: From 12 to Adult players. Material: 4 cones (4 different colours) – balls Development: In a square of 20

U-17: BALL POSSESSION DEVELOPMENT DRILL

Edit by  Marco Ardone (Uefa B Coach) Goals of the drill Age: 15/16 years Number of players: 11 Space: Half pitch. 30 x 20 for example. Duration of the drill: According to the physical skills we want to train. Active

COERVER COACHING: IMPROVING DRIBBLING AND BALL MASTERY (1 VS 1 E 2 VS 2) VIDEO

Today i show you one drill to improve individual tactics especially dribbling and ball mastery in ball possession and taking position for who must to stole ball. I create this practice following one video of Coerver Coaching Australia where starting

BALL POSSESSION 8 VS 8 + GOALKEEPERS

EMILIO BUCCHERI Chairman allenaremania.com Main goal of the drill: High intensity ball possession. Other goals: Movement, Long and short Pass, oriented reception, taking position and marking. Physical Objective (Prof Gaetano Napoli): Aerobic intensive training of long duration. Training method: Interval training. Pitch size

TRAINING THROUG POSITIONAL RONDOS: 3 VS GOALKEEPER VIDEO

Main objectives of Rondo: Ball possession maintenance. Score goals bypassing goalkeeper covering movement to defend boxes In defensive phase it’s important boxes protection to avoid scoring of ball possessor. Age of players: Youth and First teams. Material: Balls, pins and

WARM UP: ATTACKING OVERLOADS

Goals: Play a small-sided game that encourages players to get forward and support attacks. Overlaps and underlaps are rewarded. Category: Under 12. Set-up a pitch with goals on each end-line. Divide the pitch into thirds.          

5 VS 5 + 3 JOLLY. SEARCHING OF GOAL SCORING

Edit by Andrea Bacigalupo Introduction I show one drill to train the managing of ball possession and to improve the attitude during transition phases, in particular for positive transitions. Goals: Ball possesion, transitions, movement off the ball and scoring. Material: Cones,

SMALL SIDED GAME: PASSING AND MOVEMENT OFF THE BALL DRILLS

Goals: Passing, control and defending ball; movement off the ball in order to receive ball. Tackle, marking and covering priciples and defensive posture. The 40 x 25 yards field is split into four triangles marked by disc cones. 1) Player

ARSENAL ACADEMY: POSITIONAL PLAY TO IMPROVE BALL POSSESSION (PROPOSAL N° 4)

Graphic realized with Kwiktactix Positional play 6 +1 vs 3  In a larger area with more players and more options of play and more pressure. The outside players are in their playing positions. The wRmd and wRdef are positioned on one

ARSENAL ACADEMY: BALL POSSESSION DRILL (PROPOSAL N° 3)

4 vs 2 + 1 central player Possession players add an additional player in the middle. Outside players play 2 touches and the middle player plays 1 touch.

PHYSICAL TRAINING WITH BALL: 6 VS 6 BALL POSSESSION DRILL

Edit by Emilio Buccheri (Chairman allenaremania.com) Drill’s objectives:  Tecnical: Pass, Oriented control. Tactical: Movement off the ball (in support and combinated), Take of position, Individual pressure and opponent marking, third man searching. Physical: We train on organic skills of our players; therefore

BALL POSSESSION MANAGEMENT: 4 VS 4 + 1 JOLLY DRILL

Drill proposed byJorge Jesus (Ex Benfica coach). Set up: Two teams in bibs/colored plus one player in a different bib/color; this player plays with the team in ball possession.              

DRILL ON 1 VS 1 “DEFEND YOUR GOAL”

Set-Up/Rules The coach calls out which goal the attacker must try to score in and that the defender must defend. The defender now passes out to the attacker and quickly runs out to pressure. If the defender does not close

PARADIGMA SARRI: 1-4-3-3 POSITIONAL PLAY TO TRAIN BALL POSSESSION

Goal of the exercise: The objective of this positional play proposed by Maurizio Sarri is to research to play the ball quickly and in the same time mantain ball possession and training better on the role of competence on the system

PARADIGMA JEMEZ: BALL POSSESSION TRAINING ON 6 VS 6 IN THREE ZONES

Proposal by spanish coach Paco Jemez ex of Granada and Rayo Vallecano. Actually he is coach of  the  mexican team of Cruz Azul. Technical goals:  Attacking phase: Improve control and pass of the ball. Defensive phase: Improve tackle and ball recovery. Tactical goals: