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Attacking phase of 4-3-3 system with flank play and overlap - Zdeněk Zeman

Attacking phase of 4-3-3 system with flank play and overlap - Zdeněk Zeman

 
Equipment
  • 6 cones
  • 1 goal
  • sufficient balls to ensure continuity
Preparation
  • Playing area: 30x30 meters
  • Players: 6 + 1 goalkeeper
  • Duration: 15 minutes
  • Series: 3 series of 4 minutes interspersed with 1 minute of active recovery
Summary Secondary Objectives
Simplified situation with pass to the central defender and attack to depth
Losing your marker, Pass, Support, Finishing, Shooting, 4-3-3, Depth, Overlapping run with two people, Countermovement (check away)
Organization

Place 6 cones inside the playing area simulating the attacking positions of 4-3-3 system, with the central striker lower than the wings. One player near each cone. Ball to player A and goalkeeper defending the goal.

Description
  1. Player A passes the ball to player B performing a short-long countermove 
  2. B passes to C on first intention with a flank play while player D overlaps behind player B
  3. Player C performs a deep pass to player D with the right timings
  4. Player B gets close to the goal after the flank play
  5. Player D choose between shooting or performing an assist for teammate B

After the shot players recover the ball and take position near the cones again

Player A choose every time to wich player B pass the ball

After every series, players rotate their positions

 

Variations
  1. Enlarge the field size (40x40 meters)
  2. 2 ball touches allowed
Coaching Points
  • The exercise provides for lots of useful movement for the attacking phase of 4-3-3 system
  • Focus on the midfielder timings for insertion
  • The player after passing, has to complete the gesture by following the trajectory with the leg's movement
  • During the pass the ankle must be rigid to touch the ball focusing on the point of impact

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