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In this drill teams can turn defence into attack by winning the ball in the central areas and stopping penetration in these areas. Players have to defend balls crossed in from the wide areas and react quickly when the ball is won back.

Coaching Objectives

Players work on reacting together when they lose the ball in an effort to win it back. When they win it back the player's first touch should be away from pressure. Look for supporting players moving and making good angles for the pass. Awareness of team mates is a priority in moving the ball to keep possession or score goals.

Drill Setup

  • 20 Mins
  • 13 Players
  • 4 target goals Goals
  • 5 blue 3 yellow Bibs
  • 35 x 30 y

What the Players Do

Use an area 35 x 30 yards wide set up as shown. Play a game with 5 possession players, pressing playhers with three magic men one in each of the unopposed end zones between the goals and one in the…