Team Defending: 6v6 Game

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Team Defending:  6v6 Game title=

Set-up a ~40x50 pitch. Mark the halfway-line.

Add two large goals to each end-line.

Play 5v5 plus a GK on each team.

Attacking team starts in a 2-1-2 formation, defending team in a 3-2 shape.

Play offside.

Encourage the defensive team to identify when to press as a unit or when to drop and form a defensive block.

Guided Questions

  • Who applies pressure?
  • Who provides cover? Where?
  • Who is providing balance? Where?
  • When to drop?
  • When to step up?
  • What should be the angle of approach?
  • How fast to approach?
  • What is the distance of approach?
  • What is the angle of recovery?
  • How to get compact when the ball is wide?
  • How to get compact when the ball is central?

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