Marking & Receiving Under Pressure
Objective – practise effective marking and receiving under pressure
- Similar to piggy in the middle but here you have a attacker and defender in the triangle
- The attackers (blues) have 2 balls that they are looking to get to the central player who must pass it to the “free” player
- The red player is trying to intercept or tackle the opponent.
- Goals are scored when:
- Received successfully
- Passed back successfully
- Swop out if the red player gets the ball (either with player in the triangle or with corner player)
- Restrict games to 2 mins as hard work
Vary the pitch size by the age and skills of the players
- Marking – Look for balance between interceptions and eliminations as it is a judgement which way to go
- Sideways on to the attacker and the passer gives vision
- Low body position and experimenting with body contact
- Blocking attacker’s runs
- Restart if ball is over the edge but no transgression by attacker
- Have only one ball on the outside, but allow players on the outside to play a pass to each other before feeding into the middle. This encourages leading and re-leading. The defender must work hard to cover quick passes and re-leading into space.
- Allow bounce passes back to the player that passed the ball into the triangle (with the aim still to get that ball to another point in the triangle.)
- Use a square rather than a triangle.