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Running in behind is hard to defend as a back line, if you can get your team to do this effectively it will help unbalance the opposition and create spaces to play through.
In this drill players will develop their movement and support play to create space to play over and through, quality and timing of pass is also key in being successful.
Players split into 2 zones, 4v3 in one and 3v3 in the other.
Ball starts with the coach playing into the MF 3, aim of the game is to play into the attackers through the central zone.
When defenders win back possession, they must travel with the ball under control through on of the 3 target goals.
1 attacker to drop into the central zone to receive, when an attacker drops in a MF player must make a run in behind
If the no9 drops in then encourage wide players to play on the blind side of RCB/LCB to create more space centrally.
Defender can recover back in with MF runner.
Open to a normal game with 2 goals but encourage the runs in behind
Stetch the opposition by getting high and wide, this will create space to move in to.
Try to unbalance the back line by dropping into the MF line to create spaces for forward runs
Break line with movement off shoulders – on the blind side of defender
Play with pace & power to break line with a pass|
Try to have a pivot player behind the ball and ahead of the ball to help connect play
Try to make forward runs to break lines and support ahead of the ball
Space – Make the length of the pitch longer to create more space in behind
Task – Award more points if you score with a forward run
Equipment – Play with two goals instead of smaller target goals
Players – Change the formation of players based on what you play as a team
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