Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): 3v3v3v3 Transition Game - Dunshee

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Eddie Hegewisch
Name: Eddie Hegewisch
City: Crofton
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 1

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 1
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3v3v3v3 Transition Game

Three v Three with big goals and goalkeepers. Each team has three players on the field and three players on their end line waiting to enter the game. When the ball goes in the goal or over the end-line, the defending team leaves and a new team enters with a ball to attack in transition.

In the example above, Red 1 scores. Blue 1 then enters the game with a ball and Blue 2 and 3 also enter. The Blues who were on go to the end line and get a ball and get ready to enter. These "flying changes" continue on both ends.

Coaching Points: Teams entering should exploit the moment of transition and attack quickly while the other team is not prepared to defend. A team that attacks slowly will have a much more difficult time breaking down the defense.

Try to isolate a 2v1. Exploit space behind the first defender with sharp attacking moves to make a yard of space to shoot.


Variations; Can be played with bigger numbers. If uneven numbers, a team can have 4 players off and the take turns rotating in.

Can be played with permanent players in the middle who never come out.

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