Small Sided Game practice in defending as a unit Number of Players: 10 Age appropiate: 10+ Ability level: moderate Duration: 15 minutes intensity level: 70-90 Description: Game starts when the ball is played in by player no.1 of the attacking team. There are no corners for the attacking team and no goal-kicks for the defending team (game starts from attacking player no.1 from the goal kick). After 20-25 mins move to SSG with no conditions. Two teams compete and attempt to score. Scoring • Both teams score into the full sized goals Coaching Points 1) Compactness in defence. 2) Forcing play. Force opponent into wide/middle areas. Block passing options when the ball is in the wide/middle area. Prevent switching play if the ball is wide. First priority is to regain possession. If not possible, force opponent playing backwards. That gives time to shuffle sideways without opponent progressing forwards. Regain possession (prior to SSG, practice technique and skill of 1v1 defending, intercepting and tackling). 3) Recognize situation. Is it the right moment to counter attack? Where is the space? How many players do we have up front? How many defenders does opponent have? Is the opponent organised/disorganised?
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