Soccer Coaching Theme 1 | Attack Centrally

Soccer Coaching Theme 1 | Attack Centrally

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Soccer Coaching Theme 1 | Attack Centrally

Soccer Coaching Theme 1 | Attack Centrally

Attacking Centrally Theme Summary

Theme 1 Attacking Centrally is a soccer coaching theme focused on Phase 3 Finishing the Attack and is developed with principles from a 343 or 3412 system of play. The 14 practices created take place in the middle and attacking thirds and most commonly in the central 3 zones as shown. Penetration and Movement to finish are the main soccer coaching principles covered, with our primary players being attacking midfielders, advanced full backs and of course strikers.

  • Attacking Emphasis 85% 85%
  • Defending Emphasis 15% 15%

Coaching Session 1

Session Organisation

This Soccer Practice is played in 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 Goalkeeper at each end. Players must combine with a central target player to score with quick combination. The playing area has two central 5 yard zones where target players must play 1 or 2 touch combinations with the attacking team.

Key Soccer 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.

Progressions & Constraints | 1

Progress the soccer practice by allowing rotation between central target players, with a single player in each box for each team.

Progressions & Constraints | 2

Central players can drive out of the central square to initiate attacks quicker.

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