Encourage your players to link up and support out wide in three different ways. By JOHN WILLIAMS MORE
This practice focuses on possession to break lines, forward passes, supporting positions and angles to play forwards, positioning between the lines and body shape to receive, pressing as a front unit, denying the opposition playing forwards, and transitioning from attack to defence and vice versa.
Set up a playing area relative to the age and ability of your players. Within the area, set up four boxes. Split players into two equal teams.
Teams play possession against one another with points scored for passes received in each yellow square. Play restarts with kick-ins. Coaches can progress the practice by not allowing teams to score in the same box twice in a row, not allowing players to stand in a box to receive a pass (they must be on the move), or adding a touch restriction.
1. Set up with two teams. The playing area has four boxes marked out within it
2. Teams aim to pass the ball into a receiving team-mate in a box to score
3. Progress the practice by only allowing a goal if a player runs onto a pass and receives in a box