Play through the thirds and create attacking overloads in this three-part session. By MATTHEW MOUNTFORD MORE
The session is about quick and inventive play around the edge of the 18-yard box. It’s about being inventive, firstly in tight areas, then progressing into a large area.
Smart interplay around the penalty area gives players the green light to take risks and be inventive to create goalscoring opportunities
You need balls, bibs and cones. Set up an area 30 x 10. We used 6 players in each set up.
Three players start at each end, two ‘wingers’ playing into an attacking midfielder. Wingers begin with a ball each in this continuous drill. They play a 10-yard pass inside, then follow the pass Receiving inner midfielders must be inventive as they move through the cones, playing a pass out on the other side They then remain in place to receive the next pass and the move continues. To progress the session tell wingers to create quick and precise combination play and one-twos with team mates around the mannequins. We can alter the style of passes – quick, to left and right feet, chipped, even driven.
Look for quick, positive and accomplished passing, good first touch and excellent player anticipation and awareness.