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Rondo - 4v2, 6v4

Exercise description:

Area: 30x30 with 10 players. A 15x15 area is in the center. The coach has all the soccer balls.

The coach serves a ball into the central playing area.
1. A 4v2 is played in the 15x15 area. Oranges attempt to keep the ball.

2. When blues win the ball, they pass it to an outside blue. Now, 6v4 is played in the 30x30 square in favor of the blue team.
3. Oranges must now try to win the ball and dribble out of the playing area. If they do, the game resets with a 4v2 in the central playing area. Switch roles of the players.


Coaching points: Reactions by the defensive team. Pressure from the nearest player. 1-2 touch mentality by the attacking team.

Intended outcome:

  • I have used this exercise when I want the possession of the team to improve. I have also used this exercise when I want the reactions of the team to improve in the transition.

  • Reactions to all aspects of the game will improve.

  • Teamwork

  • Ball control in a chaotic environment

  • Decision making when the ball is won or lost


You can play with more numbers. Just make the area bigger.

Possible Performance Problems:

When the exercise moves to a 6v4, the six players do not spread out.

Sometimes the players will get lost in the chaos.

Encourage them to 'see the future' and make decisions.

Be ready to focus - Compete

Keep scanning the area and visualize playing in a game.

Accept mistakes - Find solutions

Coach your teammates


Applaud good play

Be ready to pass or receive the ball


Be willing to move

Make the tackle

1-2 touch mentality

Angles of support

Disguised passes

Speed of thought

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