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Playing in a Rondo players work on passing under pressure and defending against transitions. Passing between defending players is a key element in attacking play and helps players to take advantage in counter attacks and overload situations

Coaching Objectives

Look for good passing and receiving, first touch should be good enough to put the ball into a good angle for passing to an open player. All the elements of a game are present and should be looked for, movement, support, passing are key but also communication, and passing routes are important in keeping possession and ultimately making the overload count. You want to see triangles played from the outside players into the inside players – this is a good way to coach passes into and out of midfield with youth players.

Drill Setup

  • 15 Mins
  • 11 Players
  • 3 Bibs
  • 15 x 15 y

What the Players Do

Six players are outside the circle with two team mates inside the circle. They are up against three pressing players who are intent on winning the ball. The 6 outer players and the 2 inside…