Playing through the thirds

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OBJECTIVES: TO PLAY
THROUGH THE THIRDS
ORGANISATION:
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Area size to suit the players age and ability.
3v 2 in end zones, 2 v 2 in middle zone with GK as
target player at each end (numbers can be
adapted to suit the group. Floaters could be used)
Coaching points:
In possession create width and depth.
Look to play forward at every opportunity, if not
play sideways or backwards.
Angles and distances of support.
Body shape to receive.
Quality of pass.
Movement to create space as a team and an
individual. Particularly in middle 1/3.
Rotation within zones.
To score hit target player.
Progressions:
Players can move between zones when their team
has possession – pass, run, dribble to create
overloads higher up the pitch.
Recover when possession lost.

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