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As part of preparation for my final UEFA B Licence Assessment I put together some research on the topic “Attacking Midfield Runs”. I also had the opportunity to present this to a group of coaches as part of a recent Modern Soccer Coach “Midfield Masterclass” Webinar alongside the excellent David Seymour.

Below is some ideas for different types of Attacking Midfield Runs and some exercises which you could incorporate into your training.

“A run that breaks or disrupts a defensive line”.

Definition of an Attacking Midfield Run

Types of Attacking Midfield Runs

  1. Run to Receive between lines
  2. Combination Play
  3. Overlap
  4. Third Man Run

Training Ideas