Exercise about ball possession and tackling

Exercise from the ebook Teaching Soocer Italian Style – Available for iPad at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/teaching-soccer-italian-style/id903908631?mt=8

In the exercise presented below the selected theme is about possession, disarm their opponents and teamwork. A simple activity that develops as follows:

In a field like in the picture (max 20 m for size) place 2 teams of 5 players. Every player has a ball and they start in dribbling. At the signal of the coach the teams start a battle. The blue team must kick the white balls outside of the square. The same game is for the white team that must kick the blue balls outside. It is fantastic for covering the ball. If a player misses the ball, he must help his/her team. They play for ball possession. The team or the player that has the ball possession wins the competition.

VARIATIONS: The players that missed the ball can play 3 touches max.


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By Pedro Mendonça

About Pedro Mendonça: Real Madrid Foundation - Football Coach/Professor. UEFA B Football Coach. Physical Education Teacher. Author of: "Tactical Periodization: A Practical Application for the Game Model of FC Bayern Munich"

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