|P5. Playing Out From the Back
|Quote of the Session:|
|Warm Up/Agility||10 mins|
|Small Sided Game||20 mins|
|Roy Hillier’ Playing Out From the Back|
Phase 1. Playing From the Back
The Set-Up: (as pictured).
NOTE! Whenever the team in possession of the ball the team loses possession they must return IMMEDIATELY to their designated zones while the opposing team attacks using the same format.
|Phase 2. Progressions
Phase 3. Progressions
Phase 3. Final Progressions
|Dick Bate Passing Box
Groups of 4 players with one ball. Place extra balls either in the grid or nearby to keep the exercise flowing in the event of mistakes.
The Square should be approximately 15×15 yards. There should be three discs at each corner of the square (as pictured).
The Goal of this exercise is to help program movements into our players while also helping them develop proper habits to read the game and play in a creative manner.
|Creating Separation from a Defender
Players should start on the furthest disc from the player they’ll be receiving the ball from (Player C & D’s position in the left hand picture).
1st Movement: When player B takes his/her first touch “prepares the ball”, player C should break off the disc “separate from the defender” and show into the space to receive a pass from B. Player D should now be prepared to separate from the defender on player C’s preparation touch. Exercise continues.
Moving Away from the Ball
Players should now start on the closest disc from the player they’ll be receiving the ball from (Player B, C & D’s position in the left hand picture).
2nd Movement: Just as player A is about to pass the ball to player B, player B drifts backwards (moves away from the ball) to create additional space before receiving the ball. When player B takes his/her first touch “prepares the ball”, player C should drift away (exercise continues).
Introduction of Midfield Connector
Players should now start on their central disc. Two midfield players (red) are now introduced into the exercise.
Final Movement: Just as player A is about to pass the ball to player B, player B “checks away” (moves away from the space he/she wants to receive the ball) to create separation from the defender. As player B is about to receive the ball one of the central midfielders should show for support. It’s important that the midfielder times his/her run to arrive on time (not to early, not to late). Can player B slip a pass to the midfielder and quickly move to receive a return pass?Note: The group of four does not need to enter the ball into the midfielders. Midfielders should keep a balance (one shows, one holds central) to mirror their movements and interactions in a match.
This is an outstanding warm-up to help program players with a proper skill set to meet the demands of the modern game, movement off the ball, timing of runs, crisp passing, taking a look!, but for the exercise to truly be effective, the coach MUST demand that all the movements & requirements of the exercise are carried out at game speed. Coaching Demand: If you let your players get away with things that wouldn’t work in the game during training! What is the point of training?
|Small Sided Game||30 mins|
||Regular play with minimal coach intervention.|