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Quick combination play
This session is all about using quick passing drills to improve the speed of play and imagination of your attackers around the penalty area.
What to think about
For through balls and wall passes, the weight of the pass is important so that it arrives in the path of the forward’s run.
You can add one or more defenders to show how attacking passes like this can pull defenders apart to make space for team mates.
What to get your players to do
Drill 1 – the midfielder (A) passes to the first attacker (B), who plays a quick one-two with the second striker (C) and shoots at goal (see top picture).
Drill 2 – the midfielder (A) passes to the first attacker (B), who sets back to midfielder (A), who plays a through ball for the second attacker (C) to shoot (see middle picture).
Drill 3 – the midfielder (A) passes to attacker (C), who dribbles along the edge of the box and then back heels the ball for the other striker (B), to make a crossover run to shoot at goal (see bottom picture).
Make sure players get a chance in each position.