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Training Exercise - Small Sided Game 4:4+3



๐ŸŽฅ Training Exercise - Small Sided Game 4:4+3


๐ŸŽฏ Objective - Ball possession


Training Contents:

โœ… Occupation of space

โœ… Creation of triangles


๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿซ While the main objective of this exercise is to keep possession of the ball, a more important sub-principal is to occupy the space correctly.


The grid is divided into three zones (left, middle, right). The three neutral players must occupy the middle zone, while the team in possession must occupy the left and right zones with two players each. The defending team can press the ball and are free to move in all of the zones. This would be the rational occupation of space in this exercise.


The central neutral player is the key figure as it is with him that the triangles are formed and the numerical advantage is created. This player must always be an outlet for the lateral players to combine with.


It is a great positional game for younger players (U10-U14). This teaches the players to wait for the ball, rather than chasing it and running into a space that is already occupied by a teammate.


๐Ÿ“Š Implement this exercise on MD-4 for senior ages. It can also be used to compensate the substitutes on MD+1/2 incrementing the frequency and volume (series and time).



Guillermo Hamdan Zaragoza

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