Technical Skill # 1: 3v2 with Shot on Goal
30 m Server (S) plays ball to one of the attackers (A) outside the penalty area.
Attackers play 3v2 and try to combine to get a shot on goal and score. If defenders win the ball, they must play it back out to server.
Set up two groups or more depending on number of players.
Play 5 minute games and rotate defenders and attackers.
Attackers must move into spaces to get open to receive the pass from the server. Once the pass is played, attacker must attack (sprint to) ball to lose the defender. The first touch by the attacker should ideally be away from the pressuring defender to allow the attacker to turn and face the goal. The pass from the server must come quickly - players shouldn't move for a long time to set up a pass - play it like in a game - little time for decisions and actions. Ask players to communicate. The 3v2 should be as much one-touch passing to set up a quick shot. With the extra attacker there is always a player open and therefore 1v1 dribbles are not necessary.
Defenders must coordinate such that one challenges the attacker with the ball while the second defender provides cover and is positioned at angles allowing the interception of the pass (closing passing lanes).
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