‘TRANSITION SPEED’ Aim: – To encourage quick play in a small area. – To train fast transitions, both in attack and defence. Numbers: 6 v 6 (plus goalkeepers). In addition, four side players – two ‘jokers’ recruited from each team. Area: Double penalty box. Rules: – The four jokers always play with the team in possession and they are restricted to one touch. – The field players when in possession can use the jokers and one of the following conditions will apply: a) free play, b) two touch, c) one touch. – The four jokers are changed every 3 minutes (two from each team) – a one-minute break is permitted for the change-over. – Each player has 3 x 3 minutes on the pitch and 3 minutes as a joker. – Repeat the process, if required, depending on the training goals. Coaching Points: – Fast interceptions and quick counter-attacks, when possible. – Immediate pressing of the ball when possession is lost. – Work on combination play and angles to receive the ball.
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