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  1. 1. In partnership withManchester unitedSir Alex attacking wing play and shooting: Main sessionFerguson SETUPAttacking Areawing Half pitchplay and Equipmentshooting Cones, balls 1 Number of PlayersOverview: 7 upwards to 20 (oneThis session is about goalkeeper, varying combinations ofattacking from three outfield players)different positionsand is something that What do I get theoffers versatility in players to do?the final third, which Use one defender,is always essential. one attacker, twoWe begin with midfielders and two Key Ball Attacker and movementshooting from wide players. This is a Player movement midfielder combine to set up a shot fromoutside the box, two-ball routine. Dribble distance.setting up Positioned outsideopportunities for the D of the penaltypowerful accurate box, the midfieldershots into the net - we links with the strikerhave seen this come and has a many times, with With the second ball,Paul Scholes’ the other midfielder 2memorable goal at switches the play outFulham this season a wide. The two wideperfect example. players combine andMoving on, we look put a cross in for theat quick, instinctive inrushing forward andinterplay on the wing, attacking midfielder.finishing with a cross The defender tries tointo the danger area. clear the ball.Plus we examine the The crosser mustroles of attacking first Key be aware of the Ball Play immediately buildsand second waves of movement on the wing. Inrushing defender’s position. Player movementcrosses. Dribble players move toward As a coach you can near and far post areas.It’s essential to make the defenderpractise these in defend either theorder to fine-tune the near post or backmovement of post cross.strikers, quality ofdelivery,andinventivecombinations on 3the wing.This is a powerful andinsightful sessionthat encouragesplayers to practisehard, perfect theirroles and reinforcehabits, and is at theheart of why we areregarded as such Key Ball The winger selects hisa potent attacking movement Player movement target man and invitesforce in the Barclays Dribble the attacker to finish.Premier League.
  2. 2. In partnership with attacking wing play and shooting: progression How do I progress the session? Progress this session to a three-ball routine with a complete back 1 four plus a defensive midfielder to defend. Add wingers on the other side on the pitch and an extra attacker and midfielder. The midfield players now work in pairs. Together with the striker, they try to Key Ball The three-ball routine outplay an opponent in movement Player starts through the middle. movement order to get a shot on Dribble goal. The attacker who previously laid the pass off can now spin away from his marker and shoot. Strikers should run in anticipating rebounds. 2 In the next phase, the full-back must try to stop the wide men from crossing. The wide men must try to outplay the full-back in a 3v1 situation. When this ball goes dead, the opposite wide men put Key Ball More players means another cross in for movement Player movement complex wing patterns. the attackers and Dribble defenders to react to. Defenders and strikers must always readjust their positions to deal with the next ball arriving. The aim is to make 3 the routine more competitive and, at the same time, demand more creativity and unpredictability in forward play. What are the key“The strikers things to look out for technically/ in the middle tactically? Key must be Ball movement The overlapping striker We are looking for Player movement meets a third phase of mobile and accuracy of passing Dribble attack coming in from the right. and finishing, plus versatile.” a variety of crosses.
  3. 3. In partnership with attacking wing play and shooting: progression On the wings, rhythm and flow of passing is essential, and playersSir Alex must protect againstFerguson mistimed runs ormanchesterunited erratic passes.In November this year,Sir Alex Ferguson CBEcelebrates 24 years incharge of Manchester The strikers in the middle must be mobile and versatile – they 1 must run to the nearUnited. The Glaswegian post and far post, whilstis the longest-servingand most successful still being prepared tomanager in British receive passes in andfootball, having clinched around the penalty43 trophies for the Red spot or further back. KeyDevils. How would you put Ball In the game situation, movementHis early years in this into a game Player movement only one defender can go out to close down a situation? Dribblemanagement saw him winger in the channel.enjoy spells at St Mirren Work this into a 10v10and East Stirling, beforejoining Aberdeen in game (including1978. His record of 10 goalkeepers) across atrophies in seven years half-pitch, marking outsignalled the most two wing channels.successful period in the Only one defender canDons’ history, and after enter the wide zonemanaging Scotland atthe 1986 World Cup,United came calling. to defend the cross. This encourages 2v1 situations on the 2It took him four years wing and ensuresto secure a first major many crosses into thehonour south of theborder – the 1990 FA penalty area.Cup – and a further The approach shouldthree to land the be varied, sometimesPremier League title. attacking down the Key BallBut Ferguson hasn’t wing to fire a cross movement Player The winger cuts backlooked back, winning movement inside to set up a long- into the six-yard box, Dribble range shooting chance.a further nine league on other occasionschampionships and cutting back inside tonumerous otherdomestic honours, plus set-up a long-rangethe European Cup twice. shooting chance.He has also been If a ball from the wing isnamed England’s delivered into the box,Manager of the Year players must finish 3nine times, the LMA using one touch. AwardManager of the Year two goals for crossestwice, plus the Manager that finish with aof the Decade for the header or a volley. If the1990s. defending team wins possession, they break upfield. This game would usually last 45 minutes. The training Key Ball session in total takes movement Player movement When making use of the 75 minutes. Dribble wing, ensure he finishes with an accurate ball into the six-yard box.