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In this drill teams are looking to create space and get behind defences using third-man runs. The game is difficult because the game is fast paced and movement is key to success.
Main coaching points are movement off the ball and third-man runs into space. Jokers should be passing crisp passes that the attackers can take in their stride. Third man runs break lines and get behind the defence. Look for two or more third man runs to give the passer options.
Two teams of 5 players including goalkeepers with jokers play 5v5+2 – two jokers who stay in the central zone.
Team in possession plays out from the back and must pass into the jokers who set the ball back and the receiver passes to a player who has made a third man run. All players break out into the opposite half of the pitch. In transition the other team starts with possession. Play offsides.
Try to receive with an open body to allow you to play off one or two touches
Try to receive with different parts of your body
If the speed of the ball is wrong the chances of losing the ball are much greater and so this is one of the key elements to the drill, making sure the ball is moving at a good pace. Make sure the passes are not in the air as this will make it harder to control
It is important to make sure when the players are attacking their body is positioned so they are balanced and facing the goal ready to receive and when shooting the supporting foot should be next to the ball and players should not be leaning back when they shoot.
Make it easier by allowing a one-two off the bounce players to get more success. Make it harder by removing the jokers
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