This Rondo is Practice 1 of Theme 10: Defensive Pressure and is based off a 3511 Formation as you can see.
2 Bib Sets
This is played in a 20 by 20 Yard area with a 10 by 10 central square for the single player (8) to combine and break the defensive line of 2 Blue midfielders who look to win the ball.
Our midfield pair, must avoid being split with a through pass, by not leaving large gaps for the opposition to play through. In this combination and finishing practice, 2 attackers must create angles quickly to score in any of the 4 mini goals against 4 defenders.
Key Coaching Points
Tactical | Keep play on outside, no gaps for pass to be played through
Allow midfield players to rotate, this increases challenge for defenders as they will have to check their shoulders more when screening.
1. How can you work together to limit spaces?
2. When is the right time to press as a pair?