25 – ADVANCED SMALL SIDED GAME 1
Small sided games are usually multipurpose drills. In this drill, 2 target players on both ends, 2 neutral defenders helping the team in defense phase, and 5 players each team in the fields. The 2 targets in the middle are for the passes to the next field go through.
Team in possession: 3 players of each team start in the opponents’ half. Number 9 in the field and 2 side players. The coach sends the ball inside to on player to start the build up, and both teams start mini transitions. The role is to build up, get through the gates to the next field and finish by passing the ball to the next end target player. The next team now start transition with the forwards of the opponent’s apply high pressure at their field.
Team in defense: their role is to start the pressuer early at the phase of build up. The defenders at the back must try to block passes tothe next field by covering the gates. In their half of the field they have to press higher on ball holders, cut passing lanes and cover at the back trying to block the ball from reaching the target player.
THE FOUR CORNERSTechnical/Tactical: