Name: | Steve Tanic |
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City: | Hamlyn Heights |

Country: | Australia |

Rank: | Elite – 1 points |

Membership: | Young Member |

Sport: | Football/Soccer |

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In a grid of approximately 15m x 15m with a halfway line and three gates of 5m at each byline.

Two groups (yellow and red) of 4 players positioned opposite one another in the middle gate.

Yellow group with a ball each; red without a ball.

#1 yellow passes to #1 red and immediately sprints to the halfway line (yellow must start defending on or over the halfway line, waiting in own half is not allowed).

Red #1 receives the ball and takes on yellow #1 at speed, trying to get past them and score by dribbling through the left or right gate.

The action stops when red scores or yellow wins the ball

Red #1 now takes the ball and joins the yellow line while yellow #1 joins the red line

After everyone’s had a turn, the red now become the defenders and yellow the attackers

“Count the number of goals: who scored most?”

Outside the penalty box is a 15m x 15m grid with 6 cones placed as shown in the diagram.

Two teams (red and yellow) are divided into 2 groups of equal numbers and positioned as shown.

Groups yellow A and red C have a ball each. The exercise starts with A1 passing the ball to B1. A1 then runs around the central cone to receive the ball back from B1. At the moment A1 starts their run around the cone, D1 also starts to run around the opposite central cone.

A1 must now try to beat D1 in a 1 v 1 to enter the penalty box to finish on goal. D1 can only defend in the grid and is not allowed to enter the penalty box.

The action stops when A1 has finished on goal; D1 captures the ball from A1 or the ball goes outside the grid.

After the action has finished the players involved move as follows;

• A1 to group B (bring back the ball)

• B1 to group A (bring ball from A1)

• D1 goes back to group D (line up at the back)

• Next sequence is C1 passing to D2 with B2 defending

A grid of 40m x 30m. divided in 2 grids of 20m x 30m by a halfway line of 4 flags (see diagram). Two small (2m) goals on each byline and a 5m-7m shooting line at each end.

Two teams of 4 players each. The game starts in grid A with the red team in possession and one yellow defender (4 v 1). The 3 other yellow players position themselves as shown (one between the goals and the other 2 at the shooting line cones).

The red team must get a player running with the ball across the halfway line into grid B and score in one of the goals (inside the scoring zone).

At the moment the red player crosses the halfway line one of the yellow players enters the grid to attack the red player (1 v 1).

Which defender commits depends on the ‘gate’ through which the attacker enters grid B (see diagram - in this instance, middle gate is active).

• If red scores: restart in grid A

• If the yellow defender captures the ball in grid B: restart in grid B with yellow in possession.

• If the defender wins the ball in the 4 v 1, they can score immediately in 1 of the 2 goals (from any distance).

## Skill Intro 1v1 (10 mins)

Positioned inside a large grid of approximately 40m x 40m are a number of 5m x 5m x 5m triangular grids. The players are split into 2 groups (red and yellow) of equal numbers, orange with ball and yellow without.

The number of triangular grids equals the number of players per group. Of the group without the ball, each player must stand inside a triangular grid

(see diagram).

The red players dribble around the area and ‘attack’ the triangles from any possible side. Only one player can attack a triangle at the same time (awareness; communication).

The yellow players have to ‘defend’ the borders of their triangles (passively at the beginning).

Change roles of groups regularly

“Make feints” (free choice or prescribed)

“Now only use your weaker foot”

“Now increase the tempo but avoid collisions” (“heads up”)

“Defenders, gradually raise the resistance”

“Defenders now full resistance, try to stop the attackers entering your grid”