Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid Drill

The Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid drill is a simple way to incorporate two contrasting styles of play in one training session. The team emulating Barcelona strives to keep possession of the ball where as the team representing Atletico Madrid must counter attack quickly to be successful.

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Swarm The Ball Carrier

Swarm the ball carrier is an excellent drill to help players work on aggressively pressing an attacker to try to win the ball back. This drill was inspired by Barcelona’s six second rule. When Barcelona lose the ball, the nearest two or three players apply immediate pressure for six seconds because this is when the opposition is most vulnerable to lose it. If the team can’t win it back in six seconds, they drop into an organized defensive structure.

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