Help your players make quicker and better decisions with this three-part session. By Matthew Thomas MORE
Quick combination play
These quick passing drills improve the quick play and imagination of your forwards around the box.
What this session is about
Using sharp, accurate passing to move the ball quickly in small combinations in order to create space in attacking areas.
What to think about
- For through balls and wall-passes the weight of the pass is important to ensure that it arrives in the path of the forward’s run.
- The addition of one or more defenders will illustrate how combination play like this can pull defenders apart to create space for team mates.
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What you get your players to do
Drill 1 – the midfielder passes into the first attacker who plays a quick one-two with the second striker and shoots at goal.
Drill 2 – the midfielder passes into the first attacker who sets back to midfielder who plays a through ball for the second attacker to score.
Drill 3 – the midfielder passes into the furthest attacker who dribbles along the edge of the box and then back heels the ball for the deep striker to make a crossover run to score. Make sure that players get a chance in each position.
Add a defender, or pair of defenders. This will test the attacker’s ability to execute the combinations under increased pressure. The defender’s can be passive or active, depending on your attacker’s ability.
Play a normal game and look at the combination play from the attackers in the final 3rd of the pitch.
What to call out
- “Movement to receive”
- “Hit the target”