Attacking Play on the Wing

  • Organisation

    • 4 cones (to mark attacking zone on the wing)

    Three attacking players are positioned in the attacking zone on the wing.

  • Process

    The attacking players receive a pass from a player outside of the attacking zone.

    They will start attacking on the wing against two defenders.

    Their goal is to dribble or pass themselves behind the yellow cone (see graphic) and cross the ball into the penalty area.

    The player that played the original pass into the attacking wing zone tries to convert the ball inside the box.

  • Tip

    Coaching Points:

    • Attacking players have to be quick and precise in their passing to beat the defenders

    • Cross should be played immediately after passing the yellow cone

    • Defenders: Should defend the space and passing lanes, not the players themselves

Training Set

Main point


30 min


U13, U14 - U19




Defensive/Offensive play, Wing play with opponents, Man down/Man up, Positional passing


Speed of movement with ball

Training Organization

Number of Players

6 players, 7 players

Form of Training

Group training

Skill Level

Professional, Advanced

Participating Players

Forwards, Midfielders, Defenders, Goalie


1 goalie


Defensive behaviors, Offensive behaviors

Spatial Behavior

Limited playing field, Penalty box

Training Location

Asphalt, Grass field, Turf field

Author: Tom Pilarski

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