Fitness Drill # 1: Pass and Sprint
X's pass the ball back and forth to each other.
At randon, one X passes ball slightly forward.
The pass is the command for the two O's
to sprint around X's to win the ball and play 1v1 on goal.
Distance between X's should be approximately 5 m.
O's must be in ready position, ideally slightly bouncing on the balls of their toes.
The pass forward is about 7-8 m ahead and central between the X's, giving each O an equal chance of winning the ball. As soon as one O gets control of the ball, the other O defends. Game stops after a shot on goal or 15 seconds if O's are deadlocked.
To challenge O's after a while, the pass from X can be towards the side favouring one O and forcing the second O to sprint goalside of the ball to defend.
Set up several drills and rotate X's and O's every two minutes.
YOUTH COMPETITIVE SESSIONS & DRILLS
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