Activity of the Week
TOVO Tip: Most coaches use the Rondo as a frivolous warm-up drill. We do not. In fact, it is the cornerstone of cognitive, competency, and character development. It is also the first step teaching our preferred system of play exploring width and depth.
Here is a great functional 8V8 position specific activity to goal with an emphasis on attacking out of wide areas. Adjust the system of play to fit your teams style of play and personnel. Challenge your players by increasing the difficulty of the wide area rondo. Breakdown a compact opponent by finding ways to combine to get in behind with the #9, #10, and overlapping outside backs, #2 and #3.
These activities encourage players to attack at pace in order to take advantage of numerical advantages – 2v1 + 3v2 situations. Multiple elements of creating chances + scoring goals are addressed throughout the session.
Take the 50 Pass Challenge! See if your players can connect 50 passes in a row in this 11V5 possession activity. 5V5+2 with four neutral bumpers on the outside. Increase the level of difficulty with three different variations: unlimited, two touch, and one touch. Capture your team on video, send it to us, and we will feature your team and club on our site!
The following activities can be used to develop an understanding between twin Strikers, or a Striker and #10 in tight spaces in + around the box. Try these with you team; feel free to make adjustments and let us know how you get on!
Pat McCann bring us a series of passing activities geared towards developing an understanding between #9 and #10; combination play, communication, support play as well as various passing techniques are emphasized.