POSITIONAL PLAYS

1.Drill2.Drill3.Drill4.Drill5.Drill6.Drill7.Drill8.Drill

1.Drill

A. version

Objective: practicing diagonally supporting play

Task: 3 vs.1 positional play

Organization: 4 players, 1 ball, 4 buoys

Dimensions: 10×10 m. diamond

Duration: 5 min.

Rule:  – The defender trades places with the player whom he dispossed of the ball and becomes an attacker.

  • One must position to diagonally supporting play in both directions with reference to the ball possessor. Passing only on the side of the diamond.

B. version

Partial objective:

The player with the ball must move to defensive diagonal after passing!

C. version

Partial objective:

The player with the ball must move to attacking diagonal after passing!

2.Drill

Objective:

–  mastering diagonally supporting play

Task:

–  3 vs. 1 positional play, players move along a line

Organization: 4 players, 1 ball, 4 buoys

Dimensions: 12×12 m.

Duration: 5 min.

Rule:  – The defender trades places with the player whom he dispossessed of the ball and becomes an attacker.

  • One must position to diagonally supporting play in both directions with reference to the ball possessor. Passing only to the side of the neighboring quadrant.

The diagrams illustrate three types of solutions:

– the A.version is base formation movement

– the B.version:

  • After passing, sprinting to attacking diagonal

– the C.version:

  • After passing, sprinting to attacking diagonal

3.Drill 

Objective: practicing diagonally supporting play

Task: 3 v 1 positional play, with switching spaces

Instructions:

– If the ball „stalls” in the 1st space, then take the play to the 2nd space.

– The defender in the 2nd space can only step into the space if the attacking player already took possession of the ball.

– When the ball came into the 2nd space, then a player from the 1st space comes over here to play, so that a 3 v 1 play occurs.

Organization: 7 players, 1 ball, 7 cones

Dimensions: 2x10x10 m. diamond

Duration: 5 min.

4.Drill

Objective: the practicing of diagonally supporting play

inside and outside of formation

Task: Alternating, 3 v 1, or 4 v 1 positional play (gray cone’s space)

Instructions:

– The outside white players position themselves for diagonally supporting play to white cones, or lateral edge (of the diamond), or attacking edge to the ball, or relative to the inside white player.

– If the situation occurs, then the outside white player (1) may step into the gray space’s free spearhead, to bring about a 4 v 1 play. He may also step out of the space (3).

Organization: 7 players, 1 ball, 12 cones

  • Switch roles every 2 minutes

Dimensions: 5x10x10 m. diamond

Duration: 6 min.

5.Drill

Objective: Ball possession in midfield via diagonally supporting play, prompting play from wing defender (A4) running

Task: 2 x 3 v 1 positional play, switching spaces, with help of outside supporting player (A4)

Instructions:

– 3 v 1 positional play in motion in 1st space. The ball is carried over to the 2nd space via the A4 player, in this instance, the wing defender running up and supporting from deep. The task can be performed the same way in the other direction as well.

Organization: 7 players, 1 ball, 8 cones

  • Switch roles every 2 minutes

Dimensions: 2x10x10 m. Diamond

Duration: 6 min.

 6.Drill 

Objective:  mastering diagonally supporting play

Task:  2 x 3 v 1 play with switching spaces

Rule: In both spaces, the players play on spearheads.

Organization: 7 players, 1 ball, 6 cones

Dimension: 2x10x10 m. diamond

Duration: 6 min.

7.Drill

Objective: Ball possession in midfield, practicing diagonally supporting play

Task:  5 v 2 positional play, hexagonally, with one inside player

Instructions:

– The outside players may only move from edge to edge

– If the inside player steps out of the space, then, depending on the position, a player steps into his position, or he stays outside

Organization: 7 players, 1 ball, 6 cones

  • Switch roles every 2 minutes

Dimensions: 28×14 m.

Duration: 6 min.

8.Drill

Objective: Ball possession in midfield in a given space, with the help of players  (A4) running up from deep

– Switch sides

Task:

  • 3 v 2 play in a given space + two outside supporting players.
  • Carrying ball over to black players’ baseline. If play „stalls”, then the two outside supporting players (A4) can be brought into play. Switching sides among the the supporting players is allowed.
  • Organization: 7 players, 1 ball, 4 cones
  • Switch roles every 2 minutes

Dimensions: 20×40 m.

Duration: 10 min.

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