This is all about defending in small numbers where it’s common for one or two defenders to find themselves in situations where they are exposed to an overload of attackers. MORE
Attacking support play
This session is played with quick tempo – passing, link play and support play to create fast combinations that can be deadly in the final third.
Why use it
This practice improves the technique of passing, receiving and combination play in attack
You need balls, bibs, and cones. Create an area 15 x 15 yards. We used 5 players in the session.
How to do it
Start your players with 3 at cone A and 1 at the other two cones. The player at A starts with a pass to B then sprints towards B who returns the ball, runs around the cone to receive it back from A. Player B now passes to C who returns it, runs around the cone and gets a pass from B then dribbles back to the start. Keep the movement going with the next player quickly starting immediately player C gets back to the start. A moves to B, B moves to C and C goes back to the start. Try cone A in different positions and playing both ways.
This needs accurate well weighted passing and quick movement to get into position
1. The ball starts with the player at A passing to player B, who returns the pass then runs around the cone
2. Player B receives the ball back from A and moves towards the player at C
3. Player B passes to C gets the ball back while C runs around the cone and then receives the ball back from player B
4. Player C then dribbles back to the start
5. Move cone A to the other side of the area and play the first ball to player C and go that way round