Diagram 1: The teams play 5 v 3 in the central zone with defenders stationed in each of the flank zones. The attackers can shoot from inside the zone, but they must dribble thru a gate in order to enter the penalty area. When they do, a 2nd attacker crosses over into the area as the defenders release from the flank zones, to creating a 2 v 2. Upon completion, the attackers re-start the 5 v 3 and new defenders switch into the flank zones.
*Note: If a 2 v 2 stalls in the penalty area, the ball can be played back out into the central zone to reset the 5 v 3. Defenders in the penalty area return to the flank zones.
Diagram 2: When the defenders win the ball in the 5 v 3, they immediately switch it out to either flank zone for a cross and finish. All of the players can cross over into the penalty area to play the cross.
1 Shooting – When the defenders block the gates, look for long shots.
2 Shielding – After getting thru the gate, carry past the defender and put him on your back.
3 Finishing – Play quickly out to the flank zone and play early crosses. Leave the defenders behind.
1 Set up 2 v 1’s in the flank zones.