This three-part session plan helps develop play into and around a team’s centre forward. MORE
Whether committing a defender in a 2v1 situation, bursting through a defence into space, or starting an attack from the back, moving with the ball quickly into space is a fundamental attacking skill.
|Warm up||Session||Developments||Game Situation||Warm Down|
|10 minutes||10 minutes||15 minutes||15 minutes||10 minutes|
6 players start inside the area with balls, with the other 6 moving around outside the area.
Players inside can either run to or pass towards an outside player.
If they run, the outside player takes the ball, making sure the players pass each other right shoulder to right shoulder (or vice versa).
Whichever way the outside player receives the ball, they run onto the pitch to continue the drill, with the inside player taking their position on the outside.
Play 5 attackers v 3 defenders using 2 balls. The remaining 4 players stand outside the grid on each of the 4 sides, and can move to provide support.
The attacking players aim to keep possession and should take advantage of any opportunity to run with the ball and combine with the outside players as in the previous drill.
Switch players between attacking and defending so everyone has a go at running with the ball.
Set up a 35x30m playing area with two end zones.
Play 4v4 with 2 additional neutral players inside the playing area, and a neutral player on each touchline.
Neutral players are limited to 2 touches and can’t run with the ball.
Play begins with the one of the neutral players passing the ball onto the pitch. Each team can run with the ball into either end zone to win a point.
Once a team has been successful, it attacks the opposite end zone.
So that everyone has a go, the neutral players can switch with one of the teams.