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โšฝ๐—ฆ๐—ข๐—–๐—–๐—˜๐—ฅ ๐——๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—Ÿ "๐—ฃ๐—Ÿ๐—”๐—ฌ๐—œ๐—ก๐—š ๐—ข๐—จ๐—ง ๐—™๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—  ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—•๐—”๐—–๐—ž" (๐—–๐—ข๐— ๐—•๐—œ๐—ก๐—”๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก๐—ฆ

๐—ฃ๐—จ๐—ฅ๐—ฃ๐—ข๐—ฆ๐—˜: Improve defensive players ability to play out from the back and into the midfield.

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๐—ฆ๐—˜๐—ง ๐—จ๐—ฃ: - 11 Players (alternatively 9 or 13 players. Either take a player out from each team and play as a back three or add a player to each team and have a midfielder on both teams.

Goalkeepers or the coach can be used as the bouncers [#1] if you wish) - 4 Cones - 20x25 yard area - 20 Minutes

๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐——๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—Ÿ: - The end bouncer plays out to the Black team who then combine with the Overload player (#6), making it a 6v5, and try to play the ball through to the bouncer at the other end (โ€˜bouncerโ€™ is so called in these drills as they are used to play the ball off but arenโ€™t allowed in the area).

- If successful in getting the ball from one end to the other, play instantly restarts from the other end (ie the team that got it from one end to the other is rewarded by getting to keep possession & starts again). The #1 can be used as you would use a goalkeeper in a game when playing out from the back.

- If the defensive team wins the ball back, they play back to their team's bouncer and then play continues.

- To summarise the above points: Black #1 & White #1 are playing on both teams. Black try to get it through to the White #1, if successful play restarts from Black #1 straight away. White do the opposite. The Overload player (#6) plays on the team in possession.

๐—–๐—ข๐—”๐—–๐—›๐—˜๐—ฆ ๐—ก๐—ข๐—ง๐—˜๐—ฆ:

- Make sure the players get into theses shapes:

๐—œ๐—ป ๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป: When the bouncer (#1) has the ball, get into a typical back 4 shape - left and right players (#2 & #5) get high and wide and the deeper players (#3 & #4) split and middle player (#6) stays central.

๐—ก๐—ผ๐˜ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป: Allow the pass to go out to one side and then tuck in and push over that side to reduce the space. The closest player presses the ball, mimicking Drill 1.

๐—ž๐—˜๐—ฌ ๐—ฃ๐—ข๐—œ๐—ก๐—ง๐—ฆ: - Body shape of the receiving player is to go forward - so they should be side on and receive the ball on their furthest foot away to go forward.

- Drop off the shoulder of the defensive opponent (i.e. peel off so youโ€™re in the blind spot of the defender and in space). Maintain possession - if they canโ€™t go forward come back and switch play out to the other side.

-Overload player (#6) is to provide support wide and in the middle.

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