3v1 Switching Play
Dimensions: Two 10 x 10 Yard Squares side by side with a 2 Yard gap between the two. If necessary, add more areas to accommodate larger numbers of players.
How to: Two teams of three occupy each square, Defenders take it in turns to enter the square and attempt to win the ball back. Passing team must make three successful passes then switch the play to the other square. The defender moves back to the back of their line and new defender enters the next square. The sequence then continues.
Coaching Points: Creating space will allow more successful passing. Make sure you are an option for the person with the ball so they may pass the ball away successfully.
Move the ball quickly when space allows, but do not force a pass if it isn't there to be played.
The team in the other square need to stay alert to the play and ready to receive the ball. Quick thinking will allow you to set yourself up for making the passes. Both teams are working together to create successful passing sequences.
Progressions: Add a passive defender in between the squares in the two yard gap. This defender can only try to intercept passes to the other square. Players must now be especially alert to creating passing options when switching play. Click here to see the Session Progression.