On this 2v1 and 3v2 soccer drill, we begin with defenders setting up either side of the defending third. One defender plays a pass into 1 of 2 attackers who attack the defender quickly to get a shot off against the goalkeeper.
We have one large goal for the attacking players to attack and 2 mini goals for the defender to attack if they win possession. Pass from each side and rotate attackers and defenders after 4-5 minutes.
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Key Coaching Points
Technical: Running with the ball at defenders and execution of pass and finish.
Tactical: Recognise space to exploit with the overload.
Physical: Speed to break lines with and without the ball.
Key Coaching Questions
1 | Where does the space appear in the attacking phase?
2 | How can you move defenders around to create space to attack?
3 | How does the progression influence attacking options?
Progression & Constraints
3 v 2 Attacking v Defending situation.
Add time constraints to score and zones to protect as a defending pair.
What is an Attacking Overload?
An attacking overload is a tactic that involves creating a numerical advantage in a specific area of the field in order to create scoring opportunities. It typically involves concentrating a large number of players in a specific area of the field, often near the opposing team's goal, in order to outnumber the defence and create space for shots on goal.
There are a few different ways to create an attacking overload:
Overlapping runs: By making overlapping runs from full-back or wing positions, a team can create an attacking overload in the wide areas of the field. This can involve the full-back or winger making a run down the outside of the field, while the winger or attacking midfielder makes a run in behind the defence.
Overlapping centre-backs: By getting one or both centre-backs to push up and overlap the attacking midfielders, a team can create an attacking overload in the centre of the field. This can involve the centre-backs making runs into the box or providing support for the midfielders in possession.
Creating a 3-on-2 or 4-on-3 advantage: By creating a 3-on-2 or 4-on-3 advantage in a specific area of the field, a team can create an attacking overload and create space for shots on goal. This can involve getting an extra player forward, or using clever movement and passing to create space and outnumber the defence.
Overall, the attacking overload is a tactic that can be effective for creating scoring opportunities, but it's important to maintain a good balance between attack and defence, as committing too many players forward can leave a team vulnerable to counter attacks.