The following exercises comprise an excellent diamond passing and transition drill. This drill will allow you to practice the concepts of proper shape, maintaining possession, and mounting an attack.
In addition, attacking players will to learn to quickly condense and get in a good defending position when they have lost possession. The defensive players will also have to transition to attack.
They must get wide into a support position with proper body shape that allows them to receive a ball and play in any direction.
The drill animation below is from World Class Coaching, an excellent resource for soccer coaches. In the clip Tom Mura explains a 2v2 plus 3 progession that serves as a Diamond Passing and Transition Drill.You can access other great coaching tools by visiting their site at the link above or you can visit the World Class Coaching YouTube Channel to other great videos.
They YouTube video has sound, so please make sure that your sound is turned on and that you have access to the site. (Some schools block access to YouTube)