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Session Objective(s)
  • To develop understanding of the Attacking Principles of Play.
  • To develop an understanding of Penetration, Support, Width, Mobility, Improvisation/Creativity in relation to the attacking phase.

  1. Penetration - The ability to play through or behind the opposition. Exploit space with good on and off the ball movement.
  2. Support - teammates should be available in supporting positions ahead, to the side and behind the ball (first attacker or player in possession). This requires good dispersal when in possession to spread the field. Angles, distance and timing of passes becomes important.
  3. Width - The ability to stretch our opponents laterally across the field and also provide opportunity for penetration via wide areas. Correct positioning also gives opportunities to switch the play to exploit the weak side.
  4. Mobility - The ability to interchange positions and provide good movement to support the play. Movement on and off the ball to create space for the first attacker or other players.
  5. Improvisation/Creativity - The ability to provide inventive and unpredictable play, either through individual skills or small group combinations. For example: 1vs1's, 1-2's, overlaps, feint movements, etc.
  6. Transition - should be discussed and the strategy and tactics of a team to impliment the above within their style of play and also system of play.

Diagram 1 - Penetration

Diagram 2 - Support

Diagram 3 - Width

Diagram 4 - Mobility

Diagram 5 - Improvisation/Creativity

Attacking Phases of Play

Building up from the Back

Role of players when playing out the back. Role of midfield players when central defender is in possession. Role of central defenders when midfield player is in possession. Develop players understandings...

14-10-2013 Hits:23464 Attacking Phases of Play Alexander Trukan - avatar Alexander Trukan

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Coach Fullbacks to Overlap Effectively

Learn how to make an effective run to create space/cross/shoot. Learn how to recognize the right moment to overlap and exploit in wide flank areas. Learn also how to make...

17-07-2013 Hits:17865 Attacking Phases of Play Alexander Trukan - avatar Alexander Trukan

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Coach Forward Runs Without the Ball

Developing attacking runs of forward and midfield players to create goal scoring opportunities. In this small phase of play the players are coached on potential runs they can use to...

19-04-2011 Hits:32364 Attacking Phases of Play Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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Coach Crossing and Finishing

Developing the ability of a team to generate and serve appropriately weighted passes and crosses into the 18yrd area to create goal threats. ...

03-02-2011 Hits:24933 Attacking Phases of Play Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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Coach Finishing From Distance

Coaching finishing from distance in a Phase of Play. Developing opportunities around the 18yrd area to generate distance shots on goal. ...

15-12-2010 Hits:16234 Attacking Phases of Play Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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Coach Attacking after regaining possession in the midfield

Attacking transition exercise (Phase of Play) to coach regaining possession in the midfield and the movements associated with this action. ...

20-03-2010 Hits:34105 Attacking Phases of Play Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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Coach Central Attacking

Developing central attacking play through a Phase of Play with players operating in specific positions. Attacking principles of play should be coached with an emphasis on breaking a team down...

19-03-2010 Hits:27012 Attacking Phases of Play Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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Coach a Team to Exploit Space by Flank Players Driving Inside

Session to train the ability of wide players (wingers) to drive inside from the flanks to create space either for themselves or others. We look at the moment of the...

15-01-2009 Hits:30491 Attacking Phases of Play Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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Coach Combination Play in the Final Third

Combination play in the final 3rd exercise related to breaking down a teams defending block. Exploiting the various combination play possible from the front players working to move our opponents...

12-01-2009 Hits:34242 Attacking Phases of Play Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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