Attacking Centrally | Skill Practice (01-P1)

Set Up
Between 202 and 302 yard area depending on age group. 4 v 4 or more (Coach choice and numbers) with a goal and GK at each end. Players must combine with a central target player to score with quick combination. Area has two central areas 52 yard zones where target players must play 1 or 2 touch combinations with attacking team.

soccer practice theme

Key Coaching Points
Try to allow free play and recognise opportunities for possession team to combine quickly with forward passes. If opposition start to protect target players, may need to enforce passing conditions (e.g. 10 passes a goal) to force pressure. Be creative and think about other progressions that could be implemented using STEP model, or ask players to create their own.
Player Focus
Passing Weight/Direction | Timing of Movement | Support Play | Rotation