Long balls represent solution in many situations. Teams could pass long balls to transfer the play, pass behind defense line, and many other situations where on the ground passes could be intercepted or been intercepted many times during a game. Drills for such a pass could also be not plane.
Team in possession should keep the ball for set number of passes. 1 point scored when the ball successfully sent to the box in the middle. Another when the outside player successfully completes his long pass to the opponent. Then transition.
Defenders start the drill with mecium pressure. They still have to try to block the long balls. If they successfully win the ball, they should send the ball to their mate outside with a long ball. Hence, 1 point collected for defenders.
Progression: apply higher pressure, set seconds ( based on players’ abilities ) to finish the target, defenders could press with 1 player in the middle box and 1 at the edge, another 1 presses ( marks ) the out side player…
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