Position Games of FC Barcelona by Joan Vilà I Bosch

Position Games of FC Barcelona by Joan Vilà I Bosch

Objectives:

They are the same as in Rondos and in addition:

– Technical: Speed of the ball; Improvement of the passes (tense passes) and control (always oriented).

– Tactical: Good disposition in pitch (no loose the position); No lose the ball; Improvement of support (body position, line passes); Triangulations of pivots; Alternation of short and long game; Perception of the game space (especially pivots); Temporal perception (timing); Election of the best option (possessor of the ball and teammates); Game interpretation; Pressure of the defenders (defensive work).

– Psychological: Concentration (according to rules); Chip change attack/defense and defense/attack (in some games); Intensity in the game (attack as defense); Improvement of team work, commitment, responsibility.

(4+1) v 2 or (6+1) v 2

Space:

10/12 x 10m

Rules:

  • 1,2 touches, free, different frequencies (2-1-1…), no return to the same player, count nº of passes without losing the ball, obligate to play with pivot in certain nº of passes, minimum nº of passes in each square before passing the ball.
  • Position of players in the center (not in the vertices).
  • Change the defenders in each stealing of the ball or every 2, 3’ (no more than 3’) in each ball stealing.

Images:

41x2

61-v-2

Videos:

 

(8+2) v 5 or (10+2) v 6

Space:

30/40 x 20/30m

Rules:

  • 2 touches, free, no return to the same player, count nº of passes without losing the ball, obligate to play with pivot in certain nº of passes, alternate short and long game and orientation changing.
  • Position of players in the center (not in the vertices).
  • Change every 3, 4’ (no more than 4’).
  • Amplitude and profundity in the game.
  • We can give offensive game progression.
  • Change defenders: every 3,4’ (no more than 4’).

Images:

82v5

102v6

Videos:

Dynamic Rondo (2+2+2)v2

Objectives:

  • Pass the ball and continue supporting the teammate (give it and go).
  • Fast ball speed, alternating short and long passes.
  • Changing chip attack-defense.
  • Working pressure on defenders.

Space:

20x10m

Time:

8’-10’ without stop

Rules:

  • 2 touches or free.
  • If the defensor team steals the ball becomes attacking team and attacking team becomes defender.
  • There is always 4v2 in each pitch.
  • Its possible to obligate to do certain nº of passes (5-6) in each rondo, before they pass the ball to the other side of the pitch.
  • When an attacking player passes the ball to the other side of the pitch the two attacking players have to go also, in order to help the other two players.

Image:

dynamic-rondo

Video:

GK+(5+4 Outside) vs (5+4 Outside)+GK with 1 or 2 pivots

Objectives:

  • Play with the second line to return the ball faced.
  • Alternate short game with long game (short and long passes).
  • Give continuity to the game after any passes.
  • Orientation changes (right-left , left-right).
  • Spacial and temporal perception (pivots).

Rules:

  • 1 or 2 touches, the pivots play free or 2 touches.
  • Change the 2 players of outside and inside every 3’-4’.
  • The Goalkeepers have to play with the feet.
  • The pivots play always with attacking team.
  • The outside players give support to the players inside.

This position game can convert in a Match and each goalkeeper plays with his team.

Space:

25x20m (maximum 40x30m)

Image:

gk9v9gk-2p

Videos:

 

Working with Pressure (7v4, 8v5 or 10v5)

Space:

20x15m (until 30x20m)

Rules:

  • Free touches (real game).
  • Change of the defensor team every 2’-3’, since the pressure work should be really intensive.
  • The attackers position is like in a match.
  • You can do between 4 teams of 4-5 players (3 teams are always working).
  • The pressure must be done on ball possessor and closer teammates.
  • This pressure must not be constant, it must be done at the right time and together by defender team.

Image:

working-with-pressure

Bibliography:

– POSITION GAMES, RONDOS AND MATCHES IN THE F. C. BARCELONA – Joan Vilà I Bosch (Soccer Services, 2010)


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