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5v2 side-by-side, the river game

5v2 side-by-side, the river game

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Field is divided into 3 grids – game starts 5v2 in one grid – if the 2 win the ball, they switch to the other grid, join their teammates, 2 of the former attackers also join as defenders

Count 10 passes = 1 pt


In 5v2, limit number of passes and/or touches


Attackers – look to form rondo shape – try to move in and out of the middle, look to pass ball around rather than through opponents

Defenders – attempt to corner an attacker on the ball, look for poor first touch or telegraphed pass, on transition, quickly switch the ball