1) To create chances, a team must penetrate & get behind an opponent's defence. This can be done by changing the point of attack. Here, the Red team plays the ball around looking for an opening to pass the ball through to their team-mates in the other zone. If Yellows intercept, they gain possession and must try to find their fellow Yellows in the other zone

2) Red receives the ball, turns and
dribbles to create space. He manages to play the penetration pass and the session continues.

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- 4 teams of 3-5 players.
- Small designated area split into 4 zones


- Make uneven teams or increase/decrease team numbers.
- Vary size of playing surface and number of zones (e.g. add a zone with no players in it).
- Add time limit to play penetration pass or introduce two-touch play.


- Aim at creating space through plenty of movement. Use fake actions to create space.
- Be patient but always looking to play the penetration pass.
- First team to 10 points is winner. A team is awarded a point for each gained possession or for managing to transfer the ball to the other zone


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