If you want to compete at your best at soccer, you need to commit to pre-season training, so that your team’s strength and cardiovascular fitness peaks at the right time.
Three teams of 4 players are organized in a 25 x 15 yard grid as shown in Diagram below. The white team is positioned around the perimeter of the playing area; the red team acts as defenders and the yellow team are in possession of the ball. The setup is repeated to accommodate the entire team.
- Limit touches
- Are players constantly active?
- Is the area big enough?
- Are players concentrating on the quality of 1st touch and pass?
- Are the players utilizing the wall players to create an overloaded 8 v 4 situation?
The yellow team attempts to maintain possession of the ball while utilizing the perimeter players as support players – this creates an 8 v 4 situation. If the defenders win the ball they must quickly return it to the attacking team.
Rotate defensive team after 1.5 minutes. Each team – white, red and yellow has 1 round as the defensive team.