Tactical Warm-Up

  • Organisation

    4 teams of 4 plus 2 neutral 6ers. Each team in a different colour, plus the 6ers in a 5th colour.

    2 teams start as a back 4 with the other 2 as 2 strikers and 2 wide midfielders. The back 4 move the ball across the pitch (including the GK) looking to keep possession and find a forward pass to the 6.

    After command from the coach (one whistle blow), possession switches to the attacking team, with the 6er now working as a central midfielder looking to combine with the 2 strikers and 2 wide players to keep possession. The back 4 are compact working on communication, marking, covering and keeping balance. 

    On a second command from the coach (eg 2 whistle blows) the team in possession immediately attacks the opposite goal. The defending teams must transition to defend the oncoming attacking team.

Training Set:



15 min

Number of Players:

> 10 players [13 or more playersr]

Form of Training:

Group training

Skill Level:



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