Attacking from the BackThis soccer drill focuses on building an attack from the back starting with the keeper’s distribution. When performed on a full field this drill demands a great deal of fitness as it should be executed at top speed in a continuous fashion.
Building an Attack from the Back
This drill focuses on building an attack from the back starting with the keeper’s distribution.
- On a half field, place a goalkeeper in each of the two goals with a large supply of balls each end.
- Split the team into two groups with approximately 6 players in each line.
- These groups line up on the corner of the field diagonally opposite each other.
- Two additional players are in the center of the field.
- The goalkeepers begin the drill by simultaneously distributing the ball to the first player in each line.
- The receiving player makes an advancing run while receiving the ball from the keeper.
- Each player controls the ball from the keeper and passes to the feet of the feeder player in the center of the field.
- The center player then controls the pass, turn and dribble towards the goal and shoots outside the 18-yard line.
- The shooter then goes to the end of the line, and the passer becomes the center circle player.
- Add a defender to create a 1v1 situation with the shooter.
- Have the passer overlap the wing creating a 2v1 situation.
- Extend the size of the field to full-size which brings another element of fitness into the drill.
- Focus on proper passing, trapping and shooting.
- Getting out the back quick and under control. Try to counter quickly to simulate a numbers up situation