|Age: 12-Adlt||Intensity: Medium|
|Time: 25 mins||Positions: 2,3,4,5,6,8,10,11|
|Players: 17+||Area: 70x60 yrds|
- Coach how to develop attacks after winning the ball back.
- Coach a team on how to spread out and expand during an attack.
Diagram 1. Set-Up Arrangement
- Mark out an area of full pitch width and approximately 60 yrds long (i.e. 10-15 yrds over the half way line).
- Place 2 gate goals on the 60 yrd line. Play 9vs7 + GK.
- One of the nine attacking players has to hold and be the server (i.e. cannot go forward much).
- The phase can also be done with the back 3 A1, A2, A3 all holding and just supporting, not going forward to attack.
- 7 defenders attempt to play the football out through one of the target gates within 5 passes.
- The start position is D4 simulates loosing the football in midfield by passing to A4. This creates a transition from defense to attack created from winning the football in the midfield. The attacking team the attempt to expand and go on the attack.
- D4 pass to A1 for the start position to simulate a mishit pass which initiates the attacking phase.
- A1 then looks to play away from pressure to other attackers. A1 assesses several potential passing channels and combinations (numbers 2-5).
- 2 teams compete and attempt to score.
- The attacking team scores by scoring on the goal.
- The defending team scoring in the gate goals.
- Wide players immediately transition to wide positions on their team winning the football back.
- Midfields attempt to create space to support and combine with the midfielder winning the football. Create passing triangles, refer to diagram 2.
- Forwards and midfielders make supporting runs to create space to make themselves available.
- Encourage passing triangles to be formed for support.
- Encourage quick passing and movement.
- Get the football out wide and away from where the football was won back if it is congested in the midfield.
- Is there an opportunity to counter attack with the defending team out of position?
- Can we get the football wide to create numbers up scenarios on the wings.
- Look to commit defenders and play 1-2 combinations or take them on 1vs1.
- Variety and unpredictability in attacks to unbalance the defense.
Diagram 2. Triangles of Support