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
High and low striker
This practice shows the advantage of forwards playing off each other and develops combinations with the wide midfielders.
What this session is about
- Playing with a deep line striker.
- Getting attackers involved in the build-up.
What to think about
- A deep line attacker will only be effective if your midfielders can quickly get up to support play.
- The attacker has to quickly get themselves into a dangerous position closer to goal once they have played their part in the build up. Else the wide player will have no targets to aim for.
40×30 yard area with goals at opposite ends.
|Warm up||Session||Developments||Game Situation||Warm Down|
|10 minutes||15 minutes||15 minutes||15 minutes||5 minutes|
What you get your players to do
Player A passes to the grey attacker who sets the white attacker. The white attacker then plays a ball into space for player A to score, immediately player B passes into the white attacker who sets the grey attacker, the grey attacker now passes into player B’s path to shoot. For the next game player A and B take the place of the attackers.
Using the same formula as above, player A is now played wider and crosses for the grey attacker to score. Player B passes to the red attacker who sets back to the grey attacker (he must recover from attacking the previous cross) the grey attacker passes back to player B who crosses for the white attacker to spin and score from the cross. For the next game A and B take the place of the attackers.
Play a small sided game with extra width to encourage crossing. Team’s score a bonus point if the attacker is involved in the build up to a cross from which the team scores.
What to call out
- “On toes to receive”
- “Run off the ball”
- “Match pace”
- “Low hard crosses”
- “Can we play first time”