This game encourages supporting and movement off the ball as well as making sure players learn how to deal with the basics of passing and receiving. After making a pass you will often see players standing still and admiring their work, you will also see players struggling to create good supporting angles for the player with the ball. MORE
Dribble with the ball and shoot (U11 game)
Dribble with the ball and shoot
DRIBBLE, PASS, RECEIVE, SHOOT
“Keep the ball in front of you” • “Good first touch” • “Accuracy over power” • “Crisp passing” • “Move quickly in the one-two”
Set up a 20 x 15 yards area split into four 5 yard zones. At the end of the area you need a full size goal. Play with three teams of three.
For each team, put two players on the start line and one player on the line at the end of zone two.
The first player on each team dribbles the ball through the first zone then passes across the second zone to his team mate. He then runs past his team mate and receives the ball in the third zone where he has two touches to control and shoot.
No players are allowed in the final zone – the ball must be shot towards goal before players get to this zone. After shooting, the player retrieves the ball and runs back to his starting position
Head over the ball
Follow through with kicking leg
Standing leg for balance
Arms out for balance
Race the teams against each other – the first to get both players back to the start line is the winner.
How many players do I need?
I recommend using nine players for the session.
Good dribbling technique.
Good passing technique.
Try to get players completing the movement without stopping.