Penetrating the opposition is key to creating goalscoring chances. Combination play is a vital part of your coaching strategy and by using this session you can get players to understand how and why linking up in the final third will help your team score more goals. 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.