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Free Attacking Drills for 8-year-old kids

Attacking Drills –  Transition Game 2

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DESCRIPTION
• blue team in the middle zone starts with the ball and attacks one end and tries to score on one of the two mini goals
• play goes on until the blue team scores or the red team gets the ball across the middle line
• red team attacks now the opposite end defended by the grey team and the blue team moves behind the end line vacated by the red team
• defending team must start from behind the goal line and can enter field as soon as attacking team crosses the middle line

VARIATION
• play 3v3, 5v5 etc.
• limit number of touches
• adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

COACHING POINTS
• quick transitions
• communication
• good angle and distance of support to receive ball
• combination play
• vision

 

Attacking Drills –  Transition Game 4

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DESCRIPTION
• one defending team in front of each goal as shown
• one attacking team starts in the middle
• the attacking team starts with the ball and attempts to score on one goal with the defenders trying to prevent this
• if the ball is won by the defending team the defenders give it right back to the attacking team who now starts an attack on the other goal
• switch roles after 5-7 minutes

VARIATION
• play 3v3v3, 5v5v5 etc.
• create a numbers up situation (i.e. 5 attackers vs. 2 x 3 defenders)
• adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

COACHING POINTS
• quick transitions
• communication
• angle, distance and timing of support
• vision
• decision making

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