5 v 4 High Press Game

By Steven Smith

Area Size: Two fields of 20 by 25 side by side
Teams: Four teams of four to five depending on objective
Time: Approximately 15-17 minutes

Setup:
Two grids side by side are set up each with full size goals. Field size is 20 wide by 25 long. Two teams on each field set up to play against each other.

Execution:
The black team with five attacking players compete against four defensive players in yellow. If the black team scores they get 5 points per goal. If the yellow team intercepts the black team tries to win the ball back in four seconds. If they are unable to do so, the yellow team earns 5 points. If yellow can score on goal during their possession then all of the points the black team has accumulated goes to zero. Yellow does not get points for scoring. All play starts with the ball from the keeper of the black team. Always play make it take it.

Variations:
Every four minutes two players from the black team move to the yellow team. Once every black player has changed a full cycle will have been completed. Run two full cycles.

Black team can only attack the opposite goal from the last one scored on.

By Steve Smith
Steve Smith has been a men’s college coach that holds an NSCAA Advanced National Diploma and a Doctorate in Physical Education.

About the Author Michael Saif

Leave a Comment: