Welcome to the FineSoccer Drills Newsletter. Today’s featured activity works on numbers up attacking, numbers down defending and offensive transition.
Start with a 40 x 30 grid with two full sized goals and a keeper in each goal.
Two attacking players and one defending player starts on the field and additional players from each team start on the side.
Using this example the black team attacks the top goal and when they lose possession (by scoring, by shooting and it going over the goal or wide, or by the other player or keeper winning the ball) the two attacking players leave the field and are replaced by one defending player and a second attacking player adds on and the attack goes in the other direction
This becomes a very fast moving, free flowing game of soccer and the quicker the transitions from defense to offense the more effective the attacks.
You can do this same thing with 3 v 2, 4 v 3 or even 5 v 4. The key is to emphasize the fast transition and the importance of getting to goal quickly
Have a great day!