Article Number: 1
Game Phase: Attack
Article Type: Practice
Practice Type: Technical, Tactical
Complexity: Slightly Complex 4
Tactical Focus: Possession
Physical Focus: Strength, Activation
Physical Demand: Demanding 6
Category number: 01
Theme name: Attacking Centrally
Type: Skill
Phase: 3
Age: 11
Number of Players: 10
Duration: 30
Part: 1
Level: 1
Skill: Passing
Skill2: Attacking
Skill3: Finishing
Skill4: Possession
Skill5: Combinations
Skill6: Relationships
Unit of work: Defenders, Midfielders, Attackers
Vertical Zone: Central
Animations: 248705409
PDF: images/pdf/01PDFs/01-P1_PDF2.pdf
Home Page Animation: 249228840
Cancel Page Animation: 278640121
Session Practice Number: Session Practice 2
01 P1

Free Soccer Drills



Attacking Centrally | Skill Practice (01-P1)

Organisation / Set Up
Between a 20 and 30 yard area depending on age group coached,  we play a 3 v 3 plus targets changing to a 4 v 4 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 5 yard zones where target players must play 1 or 2 touch combinations with the attacking team.

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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.

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Progressions & Constraints | 1
Progress the practice by allowing rotation between central target players, with a single player in each box for each team.

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Progressions & Constraints 2
Central players can drove out of the central square to initiate attacks quicker.
Article Description Practice 1 of theme 1 Attacking Centrally is played in a 20 by 30 yard area depending on player age group. In a 3 v 3 outfield situation plus a goalkeeper, players must combine with one of two central target players to score with a quick combination.