Wingers + Striker Switch Play

  • Organisation

    Front 3 (LW, ST, RW), GK (Prog +2CBs)

  • Process


    1) Coach feeds ball into RW. They drive at the cone before playing cross-field ball to LW

    2) ST drops deep when RW receives the ball as option for one-two before pushing into box

    3) LW receives cross-field ball and crosses to either ST (who has pushed to 6 yard box) or RW (who has pushed to penalty spot) for a 1st/2nd time finish. LW can shoot if within 2 touches

    ALT: RW can play one-two with striker to get themselves into crossing position - in this case LW will take up position on penalty spot for cross.



    Cone replaced with LB, and ST is marked by a CB.

    1) Coach feeds RW as before, who has the same main options of switching play or one-two with ST - but can choose to run inside defender

    2) ST draws defender out before making run into the box

    3) LW can either shoot or find ST/RW with precision the focus

    CBs - first few reps just apply pressure, increase level of defending as drill progresses.

Training Set

Main point


20 min




Transitional play (shifting the game)


Quick decisioning, Quickness of reaction

General Training Goals


Building an attack over the wings

Training Organization

Number of Players

3 players, 4 players, 5 players

Form of Training

Group training

Skill Level


Participating Players

Forwards, Defenders


1 goalie


Offensive behaviors

Author: Akhil Palani

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