Attacking Centrally | Tech / SSG (01-S1)

Phase 3: Finishing the Attack

Age Group 11+

Duration 60 minutes

Players 10+

This 2 Part - 60 minute session on Attacking Centrally, combines a technical passing practice, with an opposed SSG practice for 10 players (adjustable). The focus is on developing attacks in central areas for players aged 11+, with coaches responsible for the setting of constraints and freedoms relevant for their age group and player ability.


Improve Finishing | Opposed (09-P3) 


This animated football practice helps to develop 1 v 1 attacking and defending, with an emphasis on attacking player's movement to beat defenders and to lose markers to attack crosses.


Attacking Centrally | Skill (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.


Player Focus
Passing Weight/Direction | Timing of Movement | Support Play | Rotation
Touchtight Coaching Tips
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.