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4v4 diamond transitions

Objective – Defense and attack transitions – dynamically reshaping – Explode/Implode

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  1. 2 teams 4 v 4 (5v5 depending on pitch space) – can add magic player if odd numbers
  2. Defending players aim is react and protect line to goal and force ball wide
  3. Attackers is to transition and play into space OR go high or wide fast

Play in sets of 2 mins

  1. 3 pts for std goal
  2. 3 pts for interception turnover which leads to a goal (3+3)
  3. 1 pt for 1 touch highball
  4. 1 pt for winning the ball back before it is passed

Attackers

  1. Anticipate – Look for interceptions
  2. Use first touch to take into space
  3. Play to space
  4. Forward first fast
  5. Leading runs
  6. Hi Lo wide we go

Defenders

  1. Pressure on the ball (especially on receipt)
  2. DO NOT DIVE
  3. Low and mobile body position / good footwork
  4. Force the attacker back
  5. Disrupt – get the stick in and force a ball handling error
      1. Any infraction coach throws new ball in
      1. Time to score
      2. 5 balls each to encourage retention
      3. Turn and burn after each score
      4. Add a magic player who plays for the possessing side

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