In the latest return to play guidelines you can easily work within the rules with your striker and goalkeeper – two key positions in the team. The focus can be on either player, but I am going to give my striker a workout which the goalkeeper can also learn from. I am always looking beyond... MORE
Recent sessions have given your players dribbling, passing and decision-making skills. This session encourages your players to put these skills into practice in a team environment with the aim of building movement in attack and creating more goal-scoring opportunities.
What this session is about
This session is about attacking in overload situations to create goal-scoring opportunities.
What to think about
- This session allows the attackers to build up confidence without defenders. The overload progression enables the attackers to tackle the problems of build up play gradually which will enable them to build confidence.
- Check that their technique is correct when unopposed. Also, make sure they take their time on the ball and stress the importance of maintaining possession.
40 x 30 yard area with zones marked as shown in the diagram.
|Warm up||Session||Developments||Game Situation||Warm Down|
|10 minutes||15 minutes||10-15 minutes||10-15 minutes||10 minutes|
What you get your players to do
- Three players start at one end of the pitch.
- They must pass and move in order to get close to the goal and best the goalkeeper.
- When the move is completed next three start.
- This is also a good workout for your goalkeeper.
- Now mark out three zones as in diagram 2 opposite.
- Again three players start at one end of the pitch.
- In zone 1 they are playing 3v0.
- In zone 2 they play 3v1.
- In zone 3 they play 3v2.
- Can they work their way through the zones to score?
Play a small-sided game with two goals and goalkeepers. Encourage your players to pass and move and stretch their opposition. Every now and then temporarily remove a player from one team and encourage the other team to exploit the overload situation.
What to call out
- “Keep the ball moving.”
- “Move after your pass.”
- “Find your spare players.”