1) After a classic 10-15 minute thorough jogging & stretching routine, players move around in the area playing two-touch football. Each team also aims to steal the oppositions ball to score a point. Once a team is in possession, the two blue players on the outside become team members and can be played off.

2) The Red team successfully plays the ball around, keeping possession from the Yellows.

3) Red uses Blue on the side to play off.

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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) + up to 4 players on the outside of the area. If need be, create 2 separate games and swop teams around.
- Small designated area, here we use a 20 x 20 metre square.


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


- 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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