One of the problems with many teams attacks is players become static. Midfielders stay behind the forwards, forwards stand and wait for the ball to be passed etc.
This activity works on movement, penetration, anticipation and combination in getting to goal. Start with three gates, each 3 yards apart around 25 yards from goal. There are three midfielders and 1 forward to start. There is also a keeper in goal. This type of activity is the type you will see in the DVD Teaching Tactics the Brazilian Way.
Once the ball is played through the gate, the forward has one touch to lay the ball back to one of the midfielders for a first time shot or pass. Rather than waiting for the ball to be played all the way back, the midfielders would have to be moving to put themselves into position to receive the ball
Next, do the same thing but now add two defensive midfielders. This will force the players to work quicker and to work harder for better passing angles
Next, add a defender for the forward as well.
This activity is a great way to work on movement, anticipation and passing while maintaining shape and balance in attack.
This type of activity is the type you will see in the DVD Teaching Tactics the Brazilian Way.
Have a great day!