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Attack at top speed – small-sided game

WHY USE IT

This three-part session works on developing players’ ability and confidence in running with the ball.

SET UP

Set up a playing area relative to the age and ability of your players. Mark out an end zone at each end of the area. Divide players into teams of 3v3 or 4v4.

HOW TO PLAY

Play a small-sided game, where players score by dribbling the ball into the end zone. Players are allowed to dribble the ball in from the side should it go off the pitch. Players aren’t allowed to pass the ball into the end zone.

COACHING POINTS

  • Encourage players to make forward runs with and without the ball and to look to go forward whenever possible.
  • Encourage players to stay on the ball as much as possible. The small-sided games will help with this.
  • See space? Attack it at pace.

1. Play a small-sided game with end zones

2. Players should look to play forward where possible

3. Players score by dribbling the ball into the end zone

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