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Switching the Play

Switching the Play

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Published by: Sarah JT on Aug 09, 2008
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Switching the Play
Coaching Corner: Switching the PlayHelp children enjoy the gameBy: Mick Smoothey, NSCAA Regional Technical Director(from the NSCAA Coaching Newsletter - November 26, 2003)Objectives- To Switch the Ball Away From Pressure- To Maintain Width and Depth in Possession1. Warm Up: 5 v 3 (+4 support) Keepaway5 v 3 (+4 support) keep away. Goal for getting ball to wide support. Support player must play ball back in to a differentplayer who uses his/her team to switch ball to different side of field. Ensure quick rotation of outside players to ensure itis a warm up!Alternative Warm Up: 9 v 3 keepaway: Developing WidthScore a goal each time the ball is received by a player who has moved to the outside of the area, facing towards field.Defending team scores by making 3 consecutive passes.Coaching Points:- Open up body to turn away- Communication- Movement to open area- Awareness of other players width and depth2. 6 v 4 with field divided in thirdsBegin with numbers up and designated wide players to ensure success (e.g. 6 v 4). Ball can only be passed twice (oronce to make it more challenging) in each third before it must be switched to a different zone. The team with fewernumbers plays without conditions. After a goal or a shot the GK plays back in to the team of 6 players who turn andattack in the opposite direction.Variations:- Even numbers (5 v 5) attacking only one end i.e. as in a regular game- Limit touchesNote: Fields should be short but wideCoaching Points:- Awareness of opponents and teammates- Movement of support players- Keep ball moving away from pressure3. 4 v 4 to Three Small GoalsRegular scrimmage except teams can score in any one of the three goals. Two GK’s protect three goalsVariation:- Use two wide goals only and take out central goals- Use support players instead of GK’sCoaching Points:- Look diagonally before attacking down channel- Distance and angles of support- Width and depth in possession
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