This session deals with creating overloads whilst playing out from the back, through midfield and into attack, creating 1v1, 2v1, 2v2 and 3v2 situations.
What do I get the players to do?
The premise is to find the extra man, and to build play forward and break the lines, and is a set-up that occurs in every game. Practice of the movement and overload elements will cement good habits and increase confidence, and this was a session we’d run frequently at Manchester United.
What are the key things to look out for?
Tactically, we are looking for the way players pick up their positions. Technically, we are looking for the right quality of pass, with measured weight and direction. A common fault would be players giving the ball away by making the wrong decision, so we always encourage an early and simple pass.