Man in the middle

  • Organisation

    3 v 1 in a sqaure space. Advanced level is two combined squares with one player between the squares that plays in both the squares. (Pic 2)

  • Process

    The attacking players try to keep possesion of the ball. The defending players tries to steal the ball. If he succeeds he switches place with the player who lost the ball.

  • Tip

    Never pause the game if possible, the player who has lost the ball can take it back immediately.

  • Field size

    5 x 5 meters.

Technique:

Feinting/trick dribbling, Trapping, Ballskill (Touch on the ball), Ball control, Dribbling, Passing

Shot technique/shooting [Inside of the laces passing, Outside of the foot, Inside of the foot]


Tactics:

Defensive/Offensive play [One On One, Quick transitioning (offense to defense), Quick transitioning (defense to offense), One on one, Pushing]


Condition:

Speed of movement off the ball


Co-Ordination:

Coordination & Speed Training, Quick understanding of danger, Quick decisioning


Training Set:

Progression, Main point/Emphasis, End


Examples:

Training examples


Age:

Any

U6 - U13 [Under 10, Under 11]


Duration:

20 min


Number of Players:

> 10 players, 6 - 9 players


Form of Training:

Team training, Individual training, Group training


Skill Level:

Any, Advanced

Author: Robert Johansson


Similar exercises - Training set:

Progression, Main point/Emphasis, End

Juggling in a box + Volley-Shot at Goal
One touch passing drill with 8 players and wall passes
Passing with goal attempt 1

Similar exercises - Duration:

20 Mins

8x8 game with defending movements
3v4 with goalie
Accelerationgame

Similar exercises - Author:

Robert Johansson

Pendulum game
Two-goal game with restriction
Four-zones distance game


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