1) After a classic 10-15 minute thorough jogging & stretching routine, players move around in the area playing one-touch football. A defender is introduced to win possession from either team. Here, the Yellow team successfully plays two-touch football.

2) The Red team also successfully plays two-touch football and does not lose possession.

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- 2 teams (with different coloured bibs) up to a maximum of 6 players per team, (more may result in players not touching the ball and therefore not benefiting from the session). If need be, create 2 separate games and swop teams around.
- Small designated area, here we use a 20 x 20 metre square.


- Add more defenders to put pressure on the players.
- Vary play using 2 touch football or allowing each player 3 seconds on the ball.
- Decrease or increase numbers in each team.
- Click here to see Variation 1, Variation 2 & Variation 4.


- Make sure all players have correctly completed the initial jogging and stretching routine.
- Concentrate on firm and accurate passing using various techniques.
- Concentrate on moving into space and ball reception techniques.


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