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Adapt to new situations

FIFA, 18 Jan 2022

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The main focus of this session is to adapt and react to the changing game situations. The first exercise is a possession game played across two halves. The practice then progresses to a 6v6 where both teams must respond to the coach’s signals. The last exercise is a game on one cone goal where players can score from both sides.

Warm-up: 6v6 with no goals, ball possession game, throw-ins and catching

Organisation

  • Organise two teams of six, and each team has its own half of the pitch
  • To score a point, a team has to complete five passes in its own half using the throw-in technique
  • Encourage the players to try long throws and to remember to keep both feet on the ground when they throw and to throw the ball from behind the head
  • No running with the ball

Ways to make the exercise easier

  • Start by allowing any kind of throws, not just the throw-in technique

Ways to make the exercise harder

  • Only passes that cover at least 5m count towards winning points, or shorter passes are penalised

Great questions to ask the players

  • Can you create space as a team?
  • Can you show me how to do this?
  • When you win the ball in the other half, can you work quickly as a team to get the ball back into your scoring half?

Safety tips

  • Create a safe space to play

 

Skill development: 6v6, normal game with extra throw-in practice

Organisation

  • Organise a normal game, but all restarts are made with throw-ins
  • Encourage the players to practise correct throw-in technique
  • Ask a player to provide a demonstration of a correct throw-in
  • The coach can stop play at any time and award a throw-in

Ways to make the exercise easier

  • Make the pitch narrower

Ways to make the exercise harder

  • Make the pitch wider

Great questions to ask the players

  • Can you use throw-ins like a free kick or corner?
  • Can you find good positions to receive and control the ball from a throw-in?
  • How should you defend against throw-ins? Can you show me?
  • What changes do players have to be ready for in the game?
  • How can players adapt well to changes in the game?

Safety tips

  • Create a safe space to play

 

Game application: 6v6 + 1 goalkeeper, 1 goal in middle of pitch

Organisation

  • Create a pitch for 6v6 with one goal (guarded by a goalkeeper) in the middle
  • Both teams can score in the goal from either side of the pitch
  • Good practice for the goalkeeper; encourage different types of shots. Rotate the keeper

Ways to make the exercise easier

  • Make the pitch narrower

Ways to make the exercise harder

  • Make the centre circle a goalkeeper-only area, so shots have to be taken from a longer distance

Great questions to ask the players

  • Can you use the whole pitch to create space and opportunities to shoot?
  • Can you think about how you might score with deflections or from rebounds?
  • If your team is not in possession of the ball, can you get in line with potential shots to block them?
  • What is it like to change positions in the game (e.g. become the goalkeeper or change teams)?
  • How can players adapt well to these changes?

Safety tips

  • Rotate the goalkeeper every few minutes
  • Create a safe space to play

 

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