This session is about keeper distribution and retaining possession by building play from the back. It mimics short passes to centrebacks and midfield players, low driven and chipped passes to full-backs and wide midfielders, and longer passes to centre-forwards and wide attackers MORE
Pass 8 yards to a team mate (U12 game)
BALL CONTROL 1
Pass 8 yards to a team mate
FOOL THE DEFENDER
“Look where the chipped pass is going” • “Use the inside of the foot near the toe to lift the ball” • “Be accurate with the chip” • “Keep control of the ball”
Mark out a 30 x 20 yards area with 5 yard squares at each end – the goal areas. Play 3v3 in the main area and put two players from each team in the goal areas.
Teams play 5v5, but to score a point the ball must be chipped by a player into the hands of a team mate in the goal area.
Opponents should try to press as normal to give the attacking team less time to chip.
Advance the game so there is both a goalkeeper and an attacker from the opposition in each of the boxes – The goalkeeper must catch the ball under pressure from the attacker, so the chip needs to be very accurate.
How many players do I need?
We used 10 players in this game.
Good catching technique.
Accurate chipping and good technique.
Look for match-like pressing.