|Session to train the outside flank players on their responsibilities in the attacking phase. Develop attacking patterns using the outside flank players. Progressions to include the holding and central midfield players make this into a full coaching session on developing play out the back.|
Use 1/2 of a full size pitch. Mark out a no play zone where the players do not play to allow play to be compacted to one side of the field.
In the example above the white attacking team combines with each other using the flank player to create opportunities to work the ball up the field and score in the gate goals . Switch the roles of attacking and defending after 10 minutes. The restart positions can be varied. The coach works with the attacking team (playing out the back) to identify the key points of developing play out from the back. In the above example the starting position is the centre spot:
Place restrictions on the starting positions of the defenders if they encroach the team playing out from the back too quickly. I.e. start behind the yellow coned starting position, etc.
2 teams compete and attempt to score. The defending team scores by scoring on the goal. The attacking team scores by playing the ball through the gate goals. The defending team has only 7 touches to score. The touch restriction can be removed if necessary.
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|Encourage quick transition. Discuss the technique and positioning of the throw for the GK (i.e. spear throw, underarm, over arm, feet). Developing play team must expand to create space to play out from the back. Outside flanks should step forward into attacking positions. |
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