Arch Support Attacking Drill

To work on support and communication, try this arch support attacking drill. Players compete inside the arch to goal, but also have options to use the outside players to switch with.

Arch support attacking drill - Soccer

Preparation:
- Set up arch support with 3 v 3 or 4 v 4 inside of a arch that encompasses the 18 yard box.
- 1 team of Attackers, 1 team of Defenders, and Supporting players outside the grid.

Execution:
- Designate 1 team to attack, 1 team to defend for a time duration.
- Players on the outside are on the attacking team and can make an attacking run into the box ONLY if an inside player leaves the grid.

Quality:
- Players should communicate constantly as players make educated attacking runs into space.
- Interchanging players should get better and become smooth as players move in and out of the grid - Players should have high level of success once they understand when and where successful runs generate from.
- Remember, encourage successes!

Progression:
- Have a goal on the side line of the field 30 yards out from the end line. Defenders that win the ball must look to clear the ball through the goal with a long ball. This simulates a quick, low risk counter attack out of the back line when under pressure.

Total time estimated:
- 10-15 minutes for this arch support attacking drill.

Good luck!


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