|Age: 12-Adlt||Intensity: Medium|
|Time: 25 mins||Positions: 2,3,4,5,6,7,9,10|
|Players: 12+||Area: 60x45 yrds|
- To train the ability to attack in central areas of the field.
- Develop the ability to build attacks in the opponents half.
Diagram 2. Set-Up Arrangement
- Mark out an area approximately 20x35 yrds in the central area of the field with cones. 6 attacking players play against 5 defensive players to combine in the central area and get chances on goal.
- 6 attackers (Yellow)
- 5 defenders (Red)
- 1 goalkeeper (Green).
- The start position is at the rear of the 35 yrd area where an attacking player passes the ball into the playing area and joins the play. Defenders attempt to score on 2 gate goals by passing through them.
- A1 passes the ball into one of the attacking players and then joins in the play. A2 looks to combine with other attacking players to open up space and create opportunities to shoot on goal.
- A2 combines with A3 via a 1-2 to get a shoot on goal. The number of defensive players can be increased to 6 as the attacking team gains more success.
- 2 teams compete and attempt to score.
- The attacking team scores by scoring on the goal.
- The defending team scores by clearing the ball out through the yellow gate gate.
- Receive the ball with an attacking body shape, half turned and face the goal.
- Positive attitude to go forward.
- Runs and movement off the ball by other players higher up to create space. Drag defenders.
- Checking runs by the forwards to create space behind or receive short and be a platform for other players to play off.
- Overlapping by players committing to going forward.
- Encourage short quick passing and wall passes or takeovers.
- Vary the delivery into the front 2/3. I.e. behind the defensive sometimes for forwards to run onto.
- Pass and move!
- Observe for the following attacking patterns shown in diagram 2.
- A - Can the center midfielder drive into the space created by the wide player pulling out the defender?
- B - Pass wide to give width to the attack?
- C - Can the flank player drive inside OR pass inside to the near forward?
- D - Drive down the line OR pass to the near forward making a run wide.
- E - In the forward checks inside and takes the defender(s) inside can we drive down the line?
- F - Can the flank player play a pass inside to the near forward as a wall pass and receive the ball back down the line (1-2).
- There are many more patterns which you should explore, these are just a sample to give you ideas.