Arsenal Sessions – Transition 2

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. 

Coaching  Points 

  • 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 
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