Football/Soccer Session (Difficult): Rondo 3v3+4 with focus on dismarking

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Ken Sweda
Name: Ken Sweda
City: Naperville
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 7 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer


A free rondo that emphasizes man-marking and dismarking

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This is a rondo with 3v3 in the middle of the grid and 4 jokers on the outside.

Assign permanent marks between the Red and Yellow teams (same players always mark each other)

Play begins with Red in possession, but ball outside with a Joker.

Game is a pure rondo but emphasis is on players in possession losing their specific mark (dismarking).

If Yellow wins the ball at any point, they are immediately in possession and roles switch (same pairs of attacker/defender).

Coaching points:

-Quick, decisive movements

-If ball is not played, player should vacate and leave space for a teammate

-Defenders should maintain visual contact with the ball and their mark to be aware of the rotations and any opportunities to intercept


-Limit touches of outside/inside players

-Provide points for pass counts

-Play only in one dimension at a time (vertical or horizontal)

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