In this podcast Dave Clarke talks to Tony Mee about his session in Elite Soccer aimed at developing play in the attacking third, one that coaches players to finish from balls crossed into the penalty area. Tony explains the coaching points, what to say to players and talks about good coaching practice MORE
Attacking build up play (U10 activity)
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.