Switching the Point of Attack Drills

The following training session is from Ritchie Semple. Ritche is the Director of Football for LGC Events and has been coaching soccer for 18 years with 13 years experience at delivering soccer education programs.

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Organisation: Pattern of Play involving 4 Defenders switching play in the defensive third of the field

Playing Area: Open area to provide the players the opportunity to discover realistic positioning.

X2 passes to X5, who delivers to X3.  X3 sets for X4 who plays to X4.

switching the point of attack

Key factors: Create Space, Body Position, Type of pass, Angle & Distance of support, Movement on & off the ball.


Organisation: Add two central midfielders to support the process of transfer.

Playing Area: Open area to provide the players the opportunity to discover realistic positioning.

X2 passes to X5, who delivers to X3.  X3 sets for X4 who plays to X4.

Key factors: Create Space, Body Position, Type of pass, Angle & Distance of support, Movement on & off the ball, Decision.


Organisation: Focus on a pattern of play establishing passing priorities.

Playing Area: Open area to provide the players the opportunity to discover realistic positioning.

Progress to 11 Vs 11.

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Key factors: Create Space, Body Position, Type of pass, Angle & Distance of support, Movement on & off the ball, Decision.