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Forming triangles on the field

I was wondering if anybody has any good drills to get my players to use triangles while moving down the field--thanks!

Hi Carla,

The drill I have attached, although quite simple, really helps the players work in a triangle over a large area of the pitch. Once your players have run through this a few times, I would add in two defenders. This makes the drill more game realistic and adds extra pressure to those receiving the balll whilst forcing them to remain in a triangle formation

Push around the triangle - Left to Right and Follow

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Description:

- Set up three cones in an equilateral triangle
- 4 player exercise, with player always in transit
- Pass the ball left to right, following the passĀ 


Coaching Points:

- Ball should be played to the front foot
- Players should let the ball roll across their bodies into a playing position
- Good time to practice pre scanning

Hi,

I had a similar problem particularly on the left wing; I used this drill to try and encourage the use of 'triangles'. It has emphasis on playing down the wings and then driving the ball in along the base lane, so may not be the most relevant if you wish to use triangles in the centre of the pitch or cutting in but it can be easily adapted.

PS. I hope you can understand the diagram, if not please contact me and I'll try and explain :)

Pass & Move attacking a channelPass and Move


Description:

Coloured arrows represent coloured player.

Essentially as a pass and move drill down the wing. If possible try and do the drill on both the left and right either at seperate time or at the same time alternating turns

Try and keep the ball pace as high as possible as well as the movement speed as in a game we can use triangles like this.

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