|Age: 15-Adlt||Intensity: Medium|
|Time: 25 mins||Positions: 2,3,|
|Players: 16||Area: 70x50 yrds|
- Coach a team on how to utilize outside defenders in the attacking phase.
- Coach a team how to attack numbers up on the flanks.
Diagram 1. Set-Up Arrangement
- Mark out 2/3 of a full size pitch (50x70 yrds). Start position is with the goal keeper. The teams play in specific formations. The defending team = 3-2-2 (Team being coached). The teams playing in the following formation = 2-1-2 (+2 flanks joining in possession).
- 7 attackers (Yellow)
- 7 defenders (Red)
- 2 GK's (Green)
- The team in possession is allow its regular 5 outfield players and additional two outside flank players. The team without possession must retire two players (Outside backs) from the field and on either side of their goal line. If possession is lost before a scoring attempt is made the opposing team can either counter attack OR pass back to their GK to release the two full backs. Following a scoring attempt (i.e. a shot on goal, a goal, or missed shot) play begins from the defending GK distributing to their team now.
- GK distributes to an outside full back to initiate an attack.
- The Right Back (RB) enters the playing field and contributes to the attack along with the Left Back (LB).
- The RB plays the ball forward and the game continues.
- 2 teams compete and attempt to score in the opposition's goal.
- Positioning of the full backs (i.e. high and wide) from the GK possession.
- Positioning of the Centre Backs to get space (i.e. on full size field they would split to the corners of the 18 yrd box).
- Can we allow a CB to go forward on attack also?
- Do both full backs go forward on attack, or just one (i.e. the other holds)? Dependent on team strategy/formation).
- Can the full back dribble/run with the ball into space and draw defenders?
- Attempt to get full backs high and combining with the strikers to create numbers up scenarios.
- If defensive midfielder steps out to FB, can the Full Back release the inside to their midfielder.
- Ensure that players in front of the ball make forward runs to support and create space for the full back.
- If we cannot play forward can we switch to the other full back?
Diagram 2. Full backs Getting Forward In Possession
- Require only 1 defender (full back to drop off).
- 2 touch for the team in possession. Allow defenders 3 touches on challenging and winning ball back.
- Require the assist or goal to come from a Full back.
- Full back must dribble/run with the ball over the midfield line before a goal can be scored.
- Pass to an advanced (forward) player must be made before a goal can be scored.