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Three Team Rondo

By Arthur Bell –

Setup:
3 areas of 15 x 12yds.
The middle zone has 3yd channels marked with cones.
Outfield players x 12.
Teams x 3

Execution:
Three teams of four players.
One team in each half of the pitch and one team in the middle zone.
The team in the middle zone must split into two groups of two players.
To start, the black team keep possession against two yellow defenders.

The players can score in two ways
(1) Passing down the side channel or
(2) Making 8 passes.
If the ball is passed down the channel or leaves the pitch, then the two yellow defenders return to the middle zone and two other yellow players must run to defend 2 v 4 against the red team.
When inside the middle zone, the yellow players are not allowed to block passes in the channels.
Play for 3×3 minutes with each team having a turn as the middle team.

Variations:
1. The players are limited to a maximum of two touches.
2. Team in possession must make 8 passes and then pass down the side channel.
3. Defend with 3 players

By Arthur Bell

The X Passing Drill

By Arthur Bell –

Setup:
An area 30 x 30 yards.
Players x 16.
Cones x 8.
Balls x 4.

Execution:
Four players at each corner.
Second player in each corner has a ball in their hands.

First player in each corner sprints into the small central box and turns 90 degrees to the left.

Continues towards the next corner.

Player with the ball in their hands throws a feed to the incoming player’s head.

They head ball back to the feed, using the chest as the target area. Then turn and sprint back into the central box.

This sequence is repeated at the next two corners.

When returning to their base corner, the feed throws the ball to the incoming player’s head.

The player heads the ball back to the target area and continues their run to back of the line.

When the feed catches the ball, they hand it to the player behind and they sprint into the central box to repeat the sequence.

This is repeated until all four players have completed the sequence.

Variations:
1. The feed throws to the chest, the incoming player takes one touch on the chest and one touch to pass it back along the ground.
2. The feed passes the ball on the ground, the incoming player takes one touch to pass back along the ground.
3. Individual competitive race
4. Relay competitive race

By Arthur Bell

Two Goal Shooting Drill

By Arthur Bell –

Setup:
An area 40 x 30 yards.
Goals x 2.
Goalkeepers x 2.
Outfield players x 5 – 8.
Supply of balls.

Execution:
Player A passes into the Player B and makes a supporting run.
Player B sets the Player A up for a shot at goal.
Player A must react and look for any rebounds.

Player B receives a 2nd pass from the coach and switches the play out to the Player C.

Player C dribbles to the end line to cut back to Player B.
Player B makes a run towards the opposite goal and attempts to score from the cross.

Player A takes the place of Player B.
Player B takes the place of Player C.
Player C joins the back of the line and waits to become the starting player.

Variation:
Player A plays a pass to Player C.
Player C returns the pass.
The sequence then continues as the previously.

By Arthur Bell

Combination Play Before Shooting

By Arthur Bell –

Setup:
8 – 12 players + Goalkeeper.

Execution:
Player 1 plays long through ball to player 2.
Player 2 lays off to player 3 who receives and dribbles through to shoot.
Players move on one level.
Player 1 moves to replace player 3. Player 3 moves to replace player 2.
Player 2 collects the ball and returns to the start.
This is repeated on alternate sides.

Variations:
1. Player 1 plays long through ball to player 2.
Player 2 lays off to player 3 who sits and plays through for player 4. Player 4 goes through to shoot.
Players move on one level.
Player 1 moves to replace player 4. Player 4 moves to replace player 2.
Player 2 collects the ball and returns to the start.
This is repeated on alternate sides.

2. Player 1 plays long through ball to player 2.
Player 2 lays off to player 3 who goes across the face of player 2. Player 3 goes through to shoot.
Players move on one level.
Player 1 moves to replace player 4. Player 4 moves to replace player 3. Player 3 moves to replace player 2.
Player 2 collects the ball and returns to the start.
This is repeated on alternate sides.

3. Player 1 plays long through ball to player 2.
Player 2 lays off to player 3 who sits and plays through for player 4. Player 4 spins and goes through to shoot.
Players move on one level.
Player 1 moves to replace player 3. Player 3 moves to replace player 4.
Player 4 collects the ball and returns to the start.
This is repeated on alternate sides.

By Arthur Bell

Diamond Passing Drill

By Arthur Bell –

Setup:
10 – 16 players – working in a 20 x 20 area.
4 Cones.
Supply of balls.

Execution:
The ball is passed round the diamond.
Players follow their own pass.

Variations:
1. A1 passes to B1 and then runs to B1’s position.
B1 passes to C1 and follows his pass.
C1 passes to A1 and follows his pass.
A1 receives, passes to D1 and then follows his pass.
D1 repeats the sequence on the other side by passing to B2.
Players at B and C should be replaced at regular intervals.

2. A1 passes to B1 and then runs towards B1’s position.
B1 lays off the ball to A1 and goes to B2.
A1 receives then passes to D1 and follows his pass to A2.
D1 repeats the sequence on the other side by passing to C1.
Players at B and C should be replaced at regular intervals.

3. Repeat the sequences with two balls, one starting at A and the other starting at D simultaneously.
4. Repeat the sequences with a maximum of two touches each.
5. Repeat the sequences one touch.
6. Repeat the sequences with the ball kept in the air.

By Arthur Bell

1 and 2 Touch Combination Play

By Arthur Bell –

Setup:
14 players – 7 Black, 7 Yellow working in a 30 x 30 area.
3 End Zone players for each team.
4 v 4 in the central area.
Area should be age and stage appropriate, example shown. Wide enough to create space for penetrative passes through spaces in between players.

Execution:
The team in possession i.e. the attacking team, attempt to play the ball forward to break the defensive line and into the end zone players, to score.

Variations:
1. The Coach feeds the ball alternatively to each team after each score.
2. The team that “score” keep possession of the ball. If the defensive team intercept the forward pass, they become the attacking team going the opposite way.
3. Restrict the number of touches of the ball e.g. central players “3 touch” and end zone players “2 touch”.

4. One player in the end zone will drop into the zone in front. Team in possession, must use this player to bounce off with a wall pass to create space for the pass to break the lines.
5. One player in the end zone player will drop into the zone in front and must receive on the half turn to dribble into the end zone to score.

By Arthur Bell

Receiving and Turning

By Arthur Bell –

Setup:
8 players – 4 Black, 4 Yellow working in a 30 x 30 area.
4 target players round the outside of area, 4 players working in the area, as shown.
4 players inside the area with a ball each.

Execution:
The players in black inside the area pass to a player in black, outside the area, who pass the ball back one touch.

The players in yellow inside the area pass to a player in yellow, outside the area, who pass the ball back one touch.

Coach changes players after an allocated time.

Variations:
1. Black receives from yellow, yellow receives from black.
2. Players in the middle receive side on with their back foot and play to the player on the opposite side of the grid.

Small sided possession game
• Team that has the ball tries to keep possession.
• 2 v 2 inside the area.
• They can link up with the players on the outside.
• Players on the outside can play to other player on the outside then back in to the area.
• Players on outside have a maximum of two touches.

By Arthur Bell

The Y Passing Drill

By Arthur Bell –

Setup:
30 m x 40 m grid. (2 grids 30 m x 20 m)
16 players.
8 players per grid.
Supply of balls at two diagonally opposite corners.

Execution:
A and A2 start at the same time.
A passes to B, B passes to C, C returns pass to B, B passes to D.
D dribbles to A2.
Players rotate A to B to C to D then across to the other group.
This is mirrored by A2, B2, C2 & D2.

Variations:
1. A and A2 start at the same time.
A passes to B, B passes to C, C returns pass to B, B passes to D.
D dribbles to 10 yards from A2 and plays a short pass.
Players rotate A to B to C to D then across to the other group.
This is mirrored by A2, B2, C2 & D2.

2. A and A2 start at the same time.
A passes to B, B passes to C, C returns pass to B, B passes to D.
D receives and plays a long pass to A2.
Players rotate A to B to C to D then across to the other group.
This is mirrored by A2, B2, C2 & D2.

By Arthur Bell