Help your midfielders and forwards learn to beat the offside trap and stay onside. By MIKE VINCENT MORE
WHY USE IT
In this session, the wide player must complete a one-two and overlap to give attackers two ways to score. This is a great activity for wingers to be coached to attack from the wings in different ways.
Use half your normal pitch. We’ve used 11 players here, plus a coach to serve. You need balls, bibs, cones and a goal.
HOW TO PLAY
The session starts with winger A playing a one-two with their team-mate and crossing for the attackers. In the next phase, winger B then receives a ball from the server, passes to winger A and makes an overlapping run to receive a pass and crosses into the box for a new set of attackers. Attackers go to the back of the queue each time. The next double attack comes from the opposite wing. Play for three sets of crosses from each wing and then switch players around.
This is a great session for practising wing play and working combinations that can create goals from fast wingers. It’s also good practice for technique.