In this NSCAA video two drills designed to improve your midfield point of attack are demonstrated. In the first drill coach Sarah Brady shows a 7v7 game that is played on a short but wide rectangular field. The dimensions are meant to replicate playing in the middle third. Having 14 players in this tight area emphasizes the importance of possession, spacing and playing quickly. She uses three small goals placed at each end. Players work to move the ball from the simulated middle third into the attacking third by scoring on one of the small goals.
In the second drill, Coach Brady progresses to using two large goals placed at either end on a half field. The half field is divided into three segments. The middle segment represents the middle third. players must remain in the middle third unless the receive a penetrating pass or attack the goal with a penetrating dribble.
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