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Third-player runs

FIFA, 21 Jun 2022

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The session starts with a 3v3 round-robin tournament. For part two of the session, the group take part in a 3v3 involving target players. The session concludes with a 6v6 that includes goalkeepers and two additional target players per team.

Warm-up: 3v3 on two goals

Organisation

  • Organise mini-pitches for 3v3 matches, no goalkeepers
  • Let each team play against each other for three minutes
  • The team that scores the most goals in all of its matches wins

Ways to make the exercise easier

  • Use bigger goals

 Ways to make the exercise harder

  • Use smaller targets instead of mini-goals
  • Limit the number of touches
  • Every time someone scores, it has to be a different player to the last scorer

Great questions to ask the children

  • Can you try to block the goal as a defender?
  • Can you break quickly to score when your team wins the ball?
  • Can you try to get between the ball and your own goal quickly when your team loses possession?

Safety tips

  • Create a safe playing area

Skill development: 3v3 + 2 target players

Organisation

  • Organise two teams of three plus two target players
  • The two target players play beside each of the goals and act as servers
  • Each team has to combine with target players before it can score
  • The servers can play the ball back in different ways
  • Make sure you rotate the target players after each goal scored

Ways to make the exercise easier

  • Servers can play the ball back in by hand

Ways to make the exercise harder

  • Players have to score in the air from the servers
  • Players have to score with their first touch from the servers
  • Add goalkeepers

Great questions to ask the children

  • Can you try to play the ball early to the target players?
  • Can you try to time your run to receive a shooting opportunity from the target player’s pass?
  • Can you try to finish using just one touch when you receive the pass from the target player?

Safety tips

  • Create a safe playing area

Game application: 6v6 + 2 target players

Organisation

  • Organise two teams of six plus two target players
  • The two target players play beside each of the goals and act as servers
  • The target players can play close to the goal, five to ten metres or 15-20 metres away
  • Each team has to combine with target players before they can score
  • The target players can vary the way the ball is played or crossed depending on the distance from the side of the goal
  • Make sure you rotate the target players after each goal scored or every few minutes

 Ways to make the exercise easier

  • Servers can play the ball back in by hand

 Ways to make the exercise harder

  • Players have to score in the air from the servers
  • Players have to score with their first touch from the servers
  • Add goalkeepers

 Great questions to ask the children

  • Can you try to play the ball early to the target players?
  • Can you try to time your run to receive a shooting opportunity from the target player’s pass?
  • Can you try to finish using just one touch when you receive the pass from the target player?

 Safety tips

  • Create a safe playing area

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12 to 15

Dribbling competition with small- and full-sized games

Dribbling competition with small- and full-sized games

Using the wide player

Using the wide player

Finishing an attack

Finishing an attack

From 3v3 to 7v7

From 3v3 to 7v7

Passing and movement

Passing and movement

Attacking with confidence

Attacking with confidence

Adapt to new situations

Adapt to new situations

Take the risk

Take the risk

Spacing

Spacing

Different game scenarios

Different game scenarios

With accuracy to success

With accuracy to success

Find your role on the pitch

Find your role on the pitch

Different exercises, same goal

Different exercises, same goal

Trust your skills and take the opportunity

Trust your skills and take the opportunity

Find the open player

Find the open player

From possession to goal scoring

From possession to goal scoring

From shooting to a 11v11 game

From shooting to a 11v11 game

Third-player runs

Third-player runs

Futsal style

Futsal style

Dribble with a purpose

Dribble with a purpose

Use the numerical advantage

Use the numerical advantage

Look for the 1v1

Look for the 1v1

Know your next move

Know your next move

Breaking lines

Breaking lines

Offensive advantage

Offensive advantage

Transition

Transition

Use your head

Use your head

Towards the goal with pace

Towards the goal with pace

Recognize the situation

Recognize the situation