Tactical Drill # 1: 3v3 with Target Player
To 30 m
40 m GK
3 X v 3 O each team with target player To and Tx.
To and Tx stay in attacking half.
1 point for goal, 2 pts for goal after give & go with target player.
Target players must be differentiated from the rest of the team. The target player's role is to receive the ball from players in the defending half (break out pass) and to pass it back to a team mate. the target player is not allowed to score.
The defending team gets possession by winning the ball or after an attempt on net. After an attempt on goal the goalkeeper plays it out - the keeper may play it directly to the target player in the attacking half to speed up the transition.
The team that was attacking must get back to defending at top speed after loss of possession.
To add a challenge to the drill, allow teams to change target player "on the fly". A good strategy would be to leave the attacker that was closest to the opposing goal back as the new target.
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