Develop your team’s speed of play and awareness in this progressive three-part session. MORE
This is all about playing in the attacking overloads that realistically happen often in a game – 3v2 and 2v1 plus a passing sequence to get players ready for the session ahead.
The activity places the demand of transition on the players to go from a defending aspect to an attacking triangle as soon as they regain possession. Also helps the players in recognizing space on the field to give them width and depth on the attack.
You need balls, bibs, cones and 1 large and 3 small target goals (or use cones). Set up an area 30 x 20 yards. We used 9 players in the session
Two teams (6players) designated by the coach play combination passes to pass across the grid end line. The other team of 3 players defend for approximately 3 minutes and then switch roles with 1 of the attacking groups. Focus on triangles within the group of 6 shape. The passer must always have options both to the left and right. Work on group cooperation, via shape giving width and depth, to move the ball quickly when the attackers are numbers up. Technical speed to take advantage of the moment increases the chance for success.
Tactical decision making and the execution of ball skills under match-related conditions will now push the players along on how good triangles shapes in their group play leads to success.