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Attacking play

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.

Set-up

40 x 30 yard area with zones marked as shown in the diagram.

Warm upSessionDevelopmentsGame SituationWarm Down
10 minutes15 minutes15 minutes15 minutes5 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.
Three players combine to score unopposed.

Three players combine to score unopposed.


Development

  • 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?
Can they deal with the progression from 3v0 to 3v1 to 3v2?

Can they deal with the progression from 3v0 to 3v1 to 3v2?


Game situation

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.

Put the techniques into practice in a game. Remove a player every now and then to create an overload.

Put the techniques into practice in a game. Remove a player every now and then to create an overload.


What to call out

  • “Keep the ball moving.”
  • “Move after your pass.”
  • “Find your spare players.”
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