This three-part session plan helps develop play into and around a team’s centre forward. MORE
This practice includes different 2 v 1 choice games. The player in possession passes to a team mate of his choice and then supports to make a 2 v 1 situation.
|Warm up||Session||Developments||Game Situation||Warm Down|
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The player passes to a forward of their choice. The non-receiving player reacts quickly to defend the 2 v 1 (picture 1). In the next progression, to encourage the starting player to think about a good supporting run, the player passes back to a forward of their choice and must run back to get onside before joining his team mate for a 2 v 1. The non receiving player become the defender (picture 2).
The coach passes across to the middle player who passes to a teammate of his choice and a 2 v 1 commences. The 2 players attack the goal facing the player who receives the pass (the top goal in picture 3). After each practice the defender becomes the new passing player for the next turn.
Play a game and look for situations where players can use a 2 v 1 against a defender. To do this the players must support passes, makes runs off the ball and look for one-twos and overlaps. To get more 2 v 1 situations you can limit the number of defensive players allowed in the final third of the pitch.