Attacking Through the Wide Areas
By Sean Pearson
Small Sided Game: Attacking Through the Wide Areas
This game has 3 areas. 2 wide areas (5x45) and a middle area (45x30). Each area is split into 2 halves. It is 3v2 in both middle sections and each wide area has a single unopposed player. When the ball is not in the player’s half of the field they must all come towards the middle of the field to simulate a ‘high line’. Make sure to inforce offside if a player is beyond the last defender when the ball is passed.
- To get the ball to the wide players
- For the wide player to understand how, where and why to cross the ball
- Where and when to make a forward run
When the team with 3 players in the middle area has the