Set-Up: as pictured. You could use discs instead of flags as your gates.
The Game: 2 teams (Red vs. White) play possession, but can score goals by passing to a teammate through a gate. Games are to 10.
Note: Player should not try to force the ball through any particular gate, but be patient and find a gate that is not defended by the opposition. The Coach should create an additional gate (7 gates for 6 v6 game) to ensure that there is always an undefended gate.
- Keeping possession of the ball
- Keeping the field spread offensively
- Speed of Play
- Movement off the Ball
- Winning the ball back as a group
- Quick transition from offense to defense, vice versa
This is a very demanding, but much more enjoyable form of possession than a normal game of keep away!
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If you enjoy this exercise Coach Donahue recommends:
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