A progression from 3 v 2s, this drill is closer to a game situation, where there are more decisions for the attacking players to make. The gaps could appear in a variety of locations and they have several passing /running options.
With 4 attacking players, you may wish to utilise your basic strike moves.
Ex England Sevens coach Russell Earnshaw talks through the importance of depth and keeping "Connected". He uses a simple exercise to work on various techniques and makes it competitive to keep the intensity high
Players are required to continually attack the gain-line, and re-align after each effort.
They should try to use their inventory of attacking methods, not randomly, but to control the defence to eventually create gaps to exploit.
If you're looking to build on your young players' ability to attack, we have loads of relevant ideas and examples. Here's a quick look.
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This continuous exercise puts pressure on your players to think fast and be ruthless in attacking the space. Coaches can change the size of the grid and the number of defenders to make it an easier game
This backs move combines a decoy 'slice' pass with the DSM (dummy-switch, miss pass) to confuse the defence.
The first decoy runner and dummy-switch should commit the inside players, keeping the defensive line narrow. The space out wide is then exploited with the miss pass.