Defense Overload / 5v3


Here is a training session. 5vs3 or defensive overload. Creating 2 situations 1) Team (defending) is down one player how to play and reshape? 2) Team up 1 player (attacking) how to utilize this advantage? Need decision making.

  • Overloading the defense giving the attach the advantage
  • To simulate a counter attack 2v1 or when attacking are greater than the number of defense.
  • teaching quick combincation 1v1 or 1v2 situations.
  • Also trains defense to play under the pressure.
Key Results
  • Teaching quick combination to break through the middle 3rd to create 1v1 or 1v2 sitations.
    • What to do in this situation, From attacking perspective and defending perspective?
  • Defensive players decision making in what if situation of a team with a player down.
Action Plan

Attacking team can only pass middle 3rd after making 5 passes. Defending team does not have that constraint. Create 1v1, 1v2 situations.


Overall training session creates 2 situations.

  1. Defending team playing man down how to form shape regain the control.
  2. Attacking team up 1 man how to utilize and also quick thinking passing tempo to pass to attacking 3rd.
  3. must be a balance between the teams

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