PLAYERS AGE: Youth Academy (U14-U18)
TECHNICAL: Passing, Receiving, Dribble
PLAYER TACTICS: Escape one’s mark / Man on man marking, Pressure, Interception
TEAM TACTICS: Numerical advantage, Cover and Balance
SECONDARY OBJECTIVES: Creativity, Delay
EQUIPMENT: cones, balls, bibs
SEQUENCE: Multiple 2 vs 2 duels (reds vs whites) are played inside a space, divided in four zones with dimensions decided on age and on level of the players.
Three yellow-blacks free players run among the different areas to create numerical advantage situations for the team in possession; only inside one zone the duel remains in equal number of players, time to time.
The duration of the numerical advantage can depend on time (ex. 5 sec.) or on a minimum number of touches of the ball (es. 6/8); then the free players must change zones. The passings must always be alternated between the team in possession and the free players.
For the players without the ball inside the 2 vs 2 duels, the main objective should be the recovery of the ball; the outnumbered defenders must intercepts the passings and closing the passing lines.