Attacking Overloads

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.

Why use it

This session is all about making the most of overload situations to score goals.

Set up

You need balls, bibs, cones and 1 large and 3 small target goals (or use cones). Set up an area 30 x 20 yards (smaller is harder bigger is easier). We used 10 players in the session.

Attacking Overloads

How to play

You need 2 players by the large goal, 2 players on each side of the half way line and 2 players on each of the corners by the 3 small goals. Play starts with a pass from player A who passes towards player B who moves to the ball and passes across to player C on the opposite side. Player A continues his run to receive the ball from player C and shoot at goal. The three players on the pitch stay on with B and C linking up against A. Player E passes a ball in and they play from there. Once the ball goes dead a player from D and E now link up with A against B and C.


Speed of play, angles of attack, linking up with passing, receiving and shooting prominent.

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