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Attacking build up play (U10 activity)

ATTACKING 3

Attacking build up play

COMBINE TO SUPPORT

“Look at the player you are passing to” • “Call for the ball” • “Good first touch” • “Accuracy important” • “Move to the pass”

Set up a 15 x 15 yards area with three cones at positions A, B and C on the diagram. Line up players with balls on cone A and put a player on cones B and C.

The aim is for players to move to the pass – A passes to B and runs forward. B comes forward and returns the ball to A then quickly moves around the cone to receive the ball back from A.

B now passes to C who returns it runs around the cone then gets a pass back. C dribbles the ball back to cone A.

Players move up one cone each time – A moves to B, B moves to C and C goes back to the beginning. This should be done quickly so the activity moves at a quick pace with few stops.

The position of cone A can be moved to change the angle of passing and to make it a longer or shorter pass.

How many players do I need?

We used five players in this activity.

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