3 Teams 3 Zones
Purpose of the Drill:
This is a great little game that works on defence, passing, communication, and transitions.
How it Works:
- Set up a field/court 30m long x 15m wide and split it into 3 zones (each 10x15m).
- Begin with 3 teams of 4 players, each in a different coloured bib.
- Throughout the whole game, there will be 2 attacking teams and 1 defensive team.
- The attacking teams are restricted to the end zones.
- The defensive team can move into any zone, however, they can only have 2 players in each zone at one time, and must always have players in the middle zone.
- The attacking teams attempt to maintain possession and pass to the other attacking team when able.
- Meanwhile, the defensive team attempts to intercept the ball. If the defensive team intercepts the ball or the ball goes out of bounds, the attacking team that last touched the ball becomes the defensive team, while the previous defensive team now becomes attackers.
- Continue the game for your allotted amount of time.
- Encourage lots of communication amongst the defensive team and between the 2 attacking teams.
- Encourage players to make quick transitions from attack to defence and vice versa.
- Encourage the defensive players in the middle zone to position themselves to intercept the ball as it moves from one attacking team to the other.
- Add complexity to the drill by making each attacking team make a certain number of passes before they can pass to the other attacking team.
- If you have more than 12 players, add another team. When an intercept occurs, the attacking team sits out and the 4th team comes into the game as the defensive team.