Transition - Defending to attacking
In a 30 x 15 space. The exercise shows 9 players. 4v4 + 1 (Can be done with larger numbers.
1. The coach serves in a ball to the orange team.
2. They attempt to keep the ball with the help of the red floater, who plays for the team in possession.
3. Two blues enter from the other box and press to try and win the ball back.
4. After five or more passes the oranges can play the ball into a target goal, which represents playing away from the pressure and passing to a wide player.
5. If blues win the ball, they find a teammate in the opposite box and all the blues, plus the floating player and two oranges transition to the next area.
Reaction in the transition.
Pressure and force the play one way.
Possession when the ball is won.
Angles of support
To improve winning the ball back and keeping possession.
Making play predictable.
Improve quick play and passing through chaos.
Help the defenders work as a unit
Take out the number of passes needed and add a third defender.
Possible Performance Problems:
After the ball is won, the possession is hectic and not controlled.
Be ready to focus
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
React quickly in transition