This exercise is another of the practice I used during the first two weeks of training sessions for my U15 team. It is about building up from the back phase of play.
Talking about team tactics, both during possession phase and defending phase, we always think about many U17 or older practices.
I thought instead to insert team tactics exercises during this season, by making the players involved into situations that could happen during the game, following an attacking and defensive positioning that reflects on the field, developments and movements of the team; this is the reason why, in my opinion, the concept of team tactics for 14 or 15-year-olds cam be introduced.
In this game situation, we are going to coach two basic concepts:
- Possession phase: building up from the back and break through the first pressure line
- Defense pressure: high pressure, recovery and counterattacks