Playing Out From The Back | Tech / Skill (14-S1)

Phase 1: Begin the Attack

Age Group 14+

Duration 60 minutes

Players 15+

This 2 Part, 60 minute attacking session is for players aged 14 and above with a minimum of 8 players, with a technical and skill practice to develop Playing Out From The Back

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Playing Out From The Back | Technical (14-P1)

Organisation / Set Up
This Technical Passing practice is aimed at improving players short passing, control and movement off the ball, in addition to quick thinking when adjusting play. In a 25 x 30 yard area (age dependant), we have 4 players combining horizontally from end to end and another group of 4 players combining to play end to end vertically. Each group has 1 player at each end and 2 players in central area to combine with each other, 1 touch if possible. Objective is for end player to pass to furthest central player who must set teammate in side zone to play through to the opposite end player, once passed through, different player receives in the middle to set teammate. Increase tempo and maintain control as players become more comfortable with this passing movement.
 

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Key Coaching Points
  • Passing weight and control, to ensure passing moves do not break down and consideration of teammates shown with pass and set.
  • Avoiding other players, checking shoulders and playing on the half turn to play forward quickly.
  • Communication must be specific and players must be aware of movement of teammates and take up spaces left quickly.

 

Progressions & Constraints 1
Central players can crossover now when played through, so receiving pass on different foot to develop balance from opposite end..
Progressions & Constraints 2
End players can now rotate with central players inside after pass played through to opposite end.

 

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Playing Out From The Back | Skill Practice (14-P2)

Organisation / Set Up
Practice 2 of Theme 14 Playing out from the back, combines technical and skill elements in 2 v 1 and 3 v 2 situations. We begin with our Goalkeeper playing out to our Centre back who plays a diagonal ball to the winger or wing back to start the attack one side, before then beginning the attack on the other side simultaneously. Objective is for the Central midfielder and winger to play into strikers who can combine in a 2 v 1 or attack 1 v 1 against defenders to finish on goal. If a defender wins the ball, the central midfielder and winger will work together with the defender to now counter attack the initial defender in a 3 v 1.
 

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Key Coaching Points
  • (Tactical Key Point) Combinations in team shape to gain a clear understanding of positional expectations
  • (Technical Key Point) Quality of passing and touch to combine quickly.
  • (Social Key Point) Clear, effective communication in build up play.
 
 

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Progressions & Constraints 1
Progress to a 3 v 2 attacking situation in the attacking area, with both defenders joining the game.

 

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Progressions & Constraints 2
Combine both areas to compete in a 5 v 4, with the option for defenders to counter in a 3 v 3 on winning possession.

 

Key Questions
  • Can you motivate yourself to play at game tempo from the back even if unopposed?
  • How does the counter affect awareness of central defenders?
  • How is your defending strategy different when changing from 1 to 2 to 4 defenders?