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Activation Rondo | Send 2 In! (10-P3)

Updated: Dec 28, 2022

Played in a 30 by 20 Yard area, split into 2 halves of 15 by 20. 5 players (positioned as 3 defenders and 2 midfielders) in one group and 5 attacking players in the other, must keep possession in their area, whilst being pressed by 2 defenders.

Set Up:

15 Players

15-25 Mins

30x20 Yds


3 Bib Sets

2 Minis

Objective is for the 2 defenders to win possession and score in a mini goal, allowing 2 more defenders to press with the same objective.

If 10 passes are made, through poor defensive pressure, they can then transfer the ball across, scoring a goal as a result.

Key Coaching Points

1. Body shape of first defender to lock the ball into one area

2. Cover and support of second defender, can he react to partners defensive shape


Player Questions

What is The Rondo?

The rondo is a soccer drill that involves a group of players passing the ball to each other in a confined space, with one or more players attempting to win the ball back. The rondo is often used to practice possession, teamwork, and ball control, as well as to improve fitness and coordination.

In a traditional rondo setup, there are a group of players in the center of a circle or square, with one or more players on the outside trying to win the ball. The players in the center must pass the ball to each other and try to keep possession, while the players on the outside must try to intercept or tackle the ball. If an outside player wins the ball, they join the center group and another player from the center becomes the defender.

The rondo can be modified in various ways, such as by changing the size of the space, the number of players, or the rules of the game. It can also be used to practice different soccer skills, such as passing, receiving, dribbling, or shooting.

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