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Deliveries from wide areas

by Mark Warburton in Attacking

The focus of this session is on combination play that results in a crossed delivery from a specific wide area. We play with attacking full-backs and like to work the ball into wider positions from which we can deliver quality crosses into the area. The first ‘pattern of play’ allows us to place players in... MORE

Finishing in the box

by Dean Smith in Attacking

The vast majority of goals scored in the penalty area are achieved using one or two touches. This session therefore rehearses quick thinking and fast shooting in danger areas, where anticipation and speed of thought is key. MORE

Crossing and finishing

by Dean Smith in Attacking

No matter how good you are as an attacking player, you’ll always need great service, and that’s what this session coaches, notably in practising crossing situations from in and around the box. MORE

Counter-attacking short and long

by Shaun Derry in Attacking

This session covers accuracy of passing both in deep areas of the pitch and in and around the goal. It also showcases combination play of centre-forwards and finishing techniques, third man running and defending situations when outnumbered. MORE

Attacking zones in the box

by Alex McLeish in Attacking

This session is principally about the importance of Zone A (post) and Zone B (post) runs. For simplicity, the balls are delivered from wide areas after a ball exchange. Coaching of movement and accuracy of crossing applies. MORE

Attacking centrally

by Chris Ramsey in Attacking

Get your attacking runners playing through the lines centrally, then progress to get players ‘going around the outside’ and pinning the far post with runners in the box. MORE

Counter-attacking structure

by Kit Symons in Attacking

This is a counter-attacking practice that leads into transitions. The session will start with an unopposed counter, attacking from deep. This will then progress into a 3v2 attacking opportunity and on into a 4v3 with transition to win the ball from deep in order to counter. MORE

Attacking offside elements

by Eric Kinder in Attacking

More and more centre-forwards are learning how to play smarter when it comes to taking advantage of the rules of offside. Being clever with their movement can cause defenders countless problems, this session looks at attackers keeping defenders deep by standing in offside positions before coming back onside. MORE

Wing and wide man contributions

by David Pleat in Attacking

A progressive and precise session that outlines some of the intricacies of smart wing play. It has been put together to offer a basic wing setup before advancing this through various stages, and using the involvement of additional team mates, plus opposition players. MORE

Attacking philosophy

by Dougie Freedman in Attacking

This session is designed to replicate our shape in a game, and to give players an idea of our passing and player movement in different areas of the pitch. Rehearsing this sort of movement is vital if players are to gain an understanding of team mechanics, since this mode of attacking play will be replicated... MORE

Shooting from outside the box

by Mark Stimson in Attacking

A shooting session that really gets played in the mood to attack. It’s sometimes assumed that ‘distance’ attacking practices such as this one are just about getting laces behind the ball, but good technique is crucial, particularly with players getting their head over the ball. MORE

Playing off the front men

by Mick McCarthy in Attacking

Get your team playing off the front men to get in behind the opposition’s defence. Also, help develop possession to create good opportunities to play into either of the two strikers up front MORE

Counter-attacking masterclass

by Neil Lennon in Attacking

Run this session so that you're prepared to counter-attack with an overload. When an opposition attack breaks down, it’s crucial to be ready and prepared to break quickly, so you can capitalise on the fact they are out of position. MORE


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