Often in crowded areas of the pitch teams lose the ball by trying to hold on to it or with misplaced passes. Short passing in areas like the penalty area is key to keeping the ball and creating space for the goal scorers. MORE
Penetrate the final third (U13 activity)
Penetrate the final third
THIRD MAN RUNNING
“Accuracy is important” • “Good first touch” • “Look where you are passing” • “Move to receive the pass”
Use half of your full 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 “thirdman 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 four players.