4 v 4 + 2 with keeper in a 30 x 25 yard area
The possession team includes the 4 outside players, the 2 inside players and 2 keepers – a total of 8 players in possession team. The 4 inside players must first defend and win the ball and they can attack at either goal, playing 4 v. 2. The team of 8 are playing possession, while the team of 4 is playing to score goals.
Play attacking players in the middle and have them win the ball and then attempt to score. Use backs and midfielders as the possession team.
- Possession team: play 2 touch and keep the ball moving quickly with constant changing the direction of play. The inside players may play only 1 touch – great exercise for the keeper as field players. The 2 inside players will become defenders when the ball changes over
- Inside team: defend in a diamond shape and stay compact. Work hard and communicate – the reward is to attack either goal