In this Live Session PDP Coaching Advisor, James Coutts builds on his previous work around forward passing, progressing his session with a group of U11 players to include a finishing component.

This is the third part in a series of sessions focussed on playing through and around. This practice sees a continuation of the concept of the theme which allows players to find a pass to a player beyond lines who is tasked with scoring whilst defenders recover. The players have to choose the right moment to break lines with a forward pass which encourages the attacker to receive facing forward and attempt to score.

As always, we encourage you to adapt these practices based on your players needs and experiment with different rules or constraints to suit the individuals in your squad.

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