In order to build an attack a team must learn how to possess the ball.  This possession drill has players placed in their natural positions are are playing out of a 4-3-1 shape.

In the video below Jay Entlich, Columbus State University Women’s Head Coach, explains a drill requires a back four to maintain possession and connect with a three-player midfield who look to keep the ball before finding a target forward.

This drill is just an example of  three games that Coach Entlich uses to teach possession. Each game has variations that require players to think quickly and succeed mentally while keeping the ball. Players must be able to make quick decisions about when to pass forward and when to pass back. Each game in Coach Entlich’s training sessions has players move the ball back and forth between zones to simulate moving the ball between the different levels of a formation.

For more information about the other games in the teaching progression click the link Possession to Penetrate.

The YouTube video below has audio, so please make sure that your volume is turned up. Note that some schools block access to YouTube.

 

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