In the latest return to play guidelines you can easily work within the rules with your striker and goalkeeper – two key positions in the team. The focus can be on either player, but I am going to give my striker a workout which the goalkeeper can also learn from. I am always looking beyond... MORE
Possession in overloads
In this small sided game ball possession is key with overloads in the attackers favour – teams get plenty of chances to create goals.
Why use it
One of the key moments in a possession game is being able to use the ball and create goal scoring chances. It is easy to just keep the ball and neglect the principles of attack
> You need balls, bibs, cones and a normal goal.
> Pitch size: 30 x 20 yards up to 40 x 25 yards.
> The pitch is divided into two attacking zones either side of a midzone.
> Two mini target goals in each attacking zone
> Two teams of four players.
> One team work as the attackers.
> One team split into two pairs and work as the defenders in each attacking zone.
How to do it
> The aim of the game is to try and score as many goals as possible against the defenders.
> The attacking team has 10 consecutive attacks, 5 at each end.
> After each attack, the players turn and receive a new ball from the coach.
> When the 10 attacks are completed, the score is counted and the roles are reversed.
Key points are:
> Accuracy of the shot – get it on target.
> Movement of the support players.
> Combination play to create chances.
> Switch play to find the space.
- 1. The attacking team start with the ball in the central zone
- 2. Players should be aware of the position of the defenders and the two goals
- The attacking team combines to attack one set of goals and create chances to score
- Players can dribble on their own if there is space to do so and drive into an area where they can score a goal
- 5. The team then attacks the opposite end switching play to find the space.