In Hard and Fast with the Miss Pass, we set up a “miss pass” training session. The miss pass is a long pass which skips one player, with the missed player drawing a defender in the process. MORE
Max out on fixing
There are times when you want maximum participation for a small unit skill. Here, you can use lots of small boxes to play fixing games with 2 v 1 situations. You can move easily around the boxes, observing and feeding back.
They are so many ways a 2 v 1 situation happens in a game, the more you can randomise it, the better.
- Put two attackers with a ball back-to-back with a defender in the middle of the box. The players run to the line in front of them and then turn to attack and defend.
- Move to full contact quickly. Rotate the players between boxes for different challenges.
- Add a wide box behind the original box. Repeat the 2 v 1 challenges, but add one player to each side.
- These players have to run around a corner of one of the boxes, arriving to support as the 2 v 1 progresses.
- Your team need to create 2 v 1 situations and then execute them.
- In this game of 5 v 3, both attack and defence enter a box from the same side, run to a cone in the middle and then split off to run round a corner before entering the box. The groups can split in any configuration.
- Move the middle cone around to offer different challenges.
- Ball carriers: move quickly and change angles to interest defenders.
- Supporters: hold your runs before committing yourself at pace.
- Defenders: close down the space for the ball carrier.