11. Running with the ball
Area – 60 x 30 (Three 20 x 30 grids) Middle zone is empty. The exercise is shown using 13 players. 5 v 2 in one grid 4 v 2 in the other.
1. In the 5 v 2 Grid. Players keep possession for 4 or more passes.
2. After 4 or more passes, a player can run with the ball to the next group to create a 5 v 2 in that grid.
3. The running player must pass the ball to a team-mate before entering the grid.
4. Players that are now in the 4 v 2 grid swap defenders.
The coach has all the balls so he can keep the game flowing. If the ball is won by a defender, call out a player, serve in a ball and have them start the exercise again.
Enthusiasm, intelligence and energy
Patience in possession, movement to find space. Create angles.
Decision making to find the right player who can exploit the space in the middle zone.