To have players work as a team to penetrate the defense and score.
What to Coach
A good offensive shape consists of a ball carrier and two support players forming a triangle on the field. Additional players will line up in support in a staggered position.
Step 1: Help players understand offensive shape by placing them in a triangle formation.
Step 2: Have players practice by setting up on the field; change the ball carrier so they can adjust to keep a good formation.
Step 3: Have all support players move forward to receive a pass. This allows them to attack at a running pace.
Step 4: Have support players attack the weakest point in the defense. The weakest point in the defense is where the most space is between two defenders.
- Add defensive players to apply pressure to the offensive shape.
- Make sure all players work to stay behind the ball carrier.
- Make sure that players are communicating with each other to maintain offensive shape at all times.