Playing through the thirds Objectives: to play through the thirds Organisation: • Area size to suit the players age and ability. • 3v 2 in end zones, 2 v 2 in middle zone with GK as target player at each end (numbers can be adapted to suit the group. Floaters could be used) • Coaching points: • In possession create width and depth. • Look to play forward at every opportunity, if not play sideways or backwards. • Angles and distances of support. • Body shape to receive. • Quality of pass. • Movement to create space as a team and an individual. Particularly in middle 1/3. • Rotation within zones. • To score hit target player. • Progressions: • Players can move between zones when their team has possession – pass, run, dribble to create overloads higher up the pitch. • Recover when possession lost.