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2 players run after the ball

Finishing session: building the attack 

David Powderly, an FA coach, presents three coaching ideas to help young players build the attack.


Key objectives

This session helps players to: 

  • play out from the back and through the opposition 

  • Invite pressure from the opposition in order to exploit space 

  • use the goalkeeper to build the attack 

  • provide support by dropping off  

  • recognise opportunities to step into midfield. 

*Please note the video highlights are clipped from a longer coaching session.