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This drill works on using an overload at the attacking end of the pitch with players exploiting overload situations to score goals. It is a constant wave game excellent for tactics and technique.

Coaching Objectives

Individual skills help the players keep the ball and play the right pass to open up the goals


  • The attacker need to pass crisply and along the ground to move at speed that defenders will find harder to cover
  • Passes should be ahead of each other in the move upfield into the run of a team mate
  • Receive on the furthest foot from the pass on the half turn making it easier to scan what is happening on the pitch
  • Try to attack the space left by the defenders – attack down the middle and pass the ball or if the space is down the wing attack wide passing inside to beat the defender.
  • Players now need to link up with the bounce player to set up a goal scoring chance.


  • Good body shape to force the player with the ball inside away from goal.
  • Don't jump in but press to hold up the attackers otherwise if they beat you it's easier for the attackers to score
  • One defender press and one covers, and defenders must be on the balls of their feet ready to react

Drill Setup

  • 25 Mins
  • 8+ Players
  • 4 target Goals
  • 4 Bibs
  • 30 x 20 y

What the Players Do

You need four target goals on the edges of the pitch with a bounce player between the goals at each end. Start with a 2v2 in the centre with extra players behind the goals, the two blue attackers…