If you want your team to play possession football or a counterattacking style this activity will help. Teams play possession against counterattacking, showing players how to work in and defend against both styles. It is also good for reacting to the point of transition. MORE
Passing and support play (U12 activity)
Passing and support play
THIRD MAN RUNNING
“Accuracy is important” • “Good first touch” • “Look where you are passing” • “Move to receive the pass”
Use half your 9v9 pitch. You need three players – one starting near the halfway line (A) and two others (B and C) further into the half on either side of player A.
The session starts with A passing the ball to either B or C and running around the outside of that player – this is a “third-man run”.
The receiving player passes to the other player first time and then runs around the back of the player.
After a minimum of three passes, the player with the ball crosses to the far post where the other players are making an attacking run.
This is a constant pass and run to get around the outside of the player with the ball. A great way to warm up before a match.
How many players do I need?
Each set up uses three players.