Attacking Down the Flank
By: Manuel Cordova
Provided by: NSCAA
Activity 1) Player 1 plays ball to Player 2 who receives across their body and plays to Player 3. Player 3 receives and plays to Player 4 who has a tight touch and plays a quality ball to the target in the 18 yard box. All players will follow their pass in the middle diamond Keep wide players in the same spot. As soon as the target finishes you do the same rotation on the left side.
Activity 2) Same rotation as above now when Player 4 receives the ball they take an aggressive touch endline and Player 5 will support in the attack. Player 4 step-over turn/Cryuff turn and drops ball to Player 5 who serves the ball into the target.
Activity 3) Same rotation as above now player 4 has the option to receive and tuck inside and finish.
4v4+2 with permanent wingers
8v8 with permanent wingers 1/2 field with two 10 yard channels where the wingers can play must find a winger before you can score-goalkeeper can play directly to winger Winger can defend themselves inside the channel look to solve 1v1s Free play in the middle Wingers will look to create 3 goal scoring scenarios listed below. Look to Identify the patterns worked on from Activity 1
8v8 regular scrimmage
3-1-3 vs 3-1-3
Coaching points: Look to identify moments when the wide players are on the ball.