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Attacking build up play (U10 game)

ATTACKING 3

Attacking build up play

3V2 PASS AND SHOOT

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

Set up a 30 x 20 yards area with a goal at each end.

You need two players and a goalkeeper on each team plus a neutral striker who plays for the team that is attacking. Start with the players near their own goal and the striker on the half way line.

One team starts an attack by playing out from the back, combining with the striker as they move forward, which creates a 3v2 in their favour. The team aims to score in the opposition goal – any of the three attacking players can score.

Once the team has finished its attack with a goal or the ball goes out for a goal kick, the other team attacks from the back. Teams take turns like this to attack using the striker.

Teams must make use of the 3v2 overload to create the chances to score goals – remind players to use their laces for power but side-foot for accuracy when shooting.

How many players do I need?

I used seven players for the game, but you can increase numbers to create different overloads.

Game play

Shooting technique important.
Use good link up play with through balls and passes to feet.
3v2 overload should create lots of chances.

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