This 4 v 4 + 1 possession practice is a variation of the one previously presented (click here to read the article), and which was used for the second group, with odd number of players; a free player was introduced then, as “target player” before approaching the finishing phase.
The main objective is always to make the possession phase more concrete and effective and to try to finish many more times than the last season, when the possession phase didn’t lead to the final stage of the attacks and that didn’t create danger to the opponent’s goal sometimes.
To speed up the ball distrubution, to play vertically as soon as possible and to attack the depth both centrally and from the sidelines to the opponent’s goal are always included in the main objective: to finish within the shortest time possible.
The main rule before the finishing phase is: 1 point is won by the team that allows all the players to touch the ball with the least number of passing / receiving possible, before passing to the free player, who starts the final stage of the move.
Thus, to escape the marker and mobility become so important.