Playing the Ball Out Of the Back

Welcome to the FineSoccer Drills Newsletter. Today’s featured activity works on playing the ball out of the back.

We are going to play with two teams playing 4 - 4 - 2 but you can use any formations you choose.  There is a keeper in one goal and the other end line (70 yards away) has two 8 yard wide goals on the ends.

The ball starts with the keeper and the team defending the goal (in this case the black team) gets a point by either playing the ball through the goals on the corners OR they get two points by playing the ball into either of their forwards.

The team attacking the goal gets a point by winning possession of the ball and gets three points by winning the ball and then scoring on the big goal.

Any time the ball goes out of play (regardless of which team the ball should go to) the ball starts with the keeper.

The objective with this activity is for the team working the ball out of the back to play safe and work the ball down the sides OR if the opportunity arises they should try to find their forwards.  Defensively, the yellow team tries to keep the ball in front of them and to keep the ball away from the forwards.

Have a great day!


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