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Improve Final Third Combinations | Skill Practice (07-P3)

Organisation / Set Up
Defenders set up either side of the defending third. One defender plays pass into 1 of 2 attackers who attack defender quickly to get shot off against GK. One big goal for Attacking players to attack and 2 mini goals for Defender to attack if they win possession. Pass from each side and rotate attackers and defenders after 4-5 minutes

07 P3a

Progression & Constraints | 1
  • 3 v 2 Attacking v Defending situation.
Progression & Constraints | 2
  • Add time constraints to score and zones to protect as a defending pair.

07 P3b

Key Coaching Points
  • Technical: Running with the ball at defenders and execution of pass and finish.
  • Tactical: Recognise space to exploit with the overload.
  • Physical: Speed to break lines with and without the ball.
Key Coaching Questions
  • 1 | Where does the space appear in the attacking phase?
  • 2 | How can you move defenders around to create space to attack?
  • 3 | How does the progression influence attacking options?