Set-up: (as pictured) Field should be a rectangle (40 yards long x 20 to 25 yards wide). Create a clear half field line.
Coach should stand at the halfway line and observe the game. Try to keep comments to a minimum, but encourage all players to “push up” and “stay connected” with their teammates when attacking. All players must be over half field for a goal to count!
- Stay “connected as a team”
- Taking space when team is on the attack
- Immediate defending as a group when you lose possession “pressing”
Variation: Play the same game with goalies to large goals.
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