Exploiting First Touch [Tony Carr]

23 Aug

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  • Exploit a good first touch
  • By Tony Carr
  • It is one thing having skills, but you need to use tactics in matches that allow your players to exploit those skills.
  • A great way to do this is to practise clever crossover runs which create space and time with quick movement to send the defenders the wrong way.
  • What to get your players to do
  • In an area 20 yards by 25 yards (you can start outside the penalty box and use a full-sized goal), two attackers play against one defender and a goalkeeper.
  • The first attacker passes the ball forward to the second attacker, who controls it and dribbles across the face of the defender. The first attacker follows his pass.
  • The second attacker can either stop the ball and sprint away, leaving it for the first attacker to cross over behind, or use quick feet to “con” the defender before moving off in the opposite direction.
  • Try two or three different ways to get the second attacker using skills to move the ball in such a way that the defenders think it is going in a different direction to the one the player moves off in.
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Posted by on August 23, 2015 in 2 v 1, First Touch, Short Sided Games


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