Monkey in the Middle

The Game

Coaching Points:

  1. Transition
  2. Attacking principles: Long passing, attacking shape, receiving long passes, support.
  3. defending principles: Pressure, cover, balance, compactness, immediate chase.

Make Sure:

  1. If teams are not even, it is OK for a team to play one player down.
  2. Keep the game flowing, if a ball goes out of bounds, immediately call out who is in the "middle" and put the next ball into play.
  3. Defending team defends as a unit and keeps compact .
  4. If the attacking team looses possession of the ball, they try to win it back before the defending team plays it out of their grid.

Drill List