Your team has lost the ball - these practices will help sharpen their reactions to win it back. By Dave Knox MORE
Final third attack
WHY USE IT
This game allows a team wanting to use short passing and mobility to train on transition to the front third and box organization.
You need balls, bibs, cones, one full-sized goal and two smaller goals. Set up an area two-thirds of your normal pitch. We used 19 players in the session.
HOW TO PLAY
The attacking team fields four backs, a triangle midfield and three forwards. The defending team fields a goalkeeper, four backs and four midfielders.
Smaller numbers can be used for younger teams. Restarts from the coach, who plays to the attacking team’s centre- backs. The defending team attempts to win the ball and counter to the small goals.
The attacking team practices stretching a compact defending block, learning patterns and mobility. The coach can imprint wing and central attacking schemes as well as showing players how to overload a defending group through box organization.
This environment, properly utilized, will develop a team’s attacking personality and patterns. Players learn to build relationships and understand one-another’s tendencies, all building more attacking chemistry.