A key to a passing team is retaining possession in midfield. Use this session to show your players how to keep hold of the ball in the middle of the pitch. MORE
Penalty kick (U7-U14 activity)
“Understand the ball is kicked from a static position” • “Understand one player takes the kick” • “Kick the ball forwards” • “Only kick the ball once”
Set up using a penalty area, a penalty spot with a goal and a goalkeeper.
The players should take turns to take penalties – take a four step run up and kick the ball at the goal. Try to get your player to aim either side of the goalkeeper – accuracy should result in a goal.
Let the players know that only the penalty taker and the goalkeeper are allowed in the penalty area when the kick is taken.
Explain to the goalkeeper he must stay on the goal line until the ball is kicked and can use any part of his body to stop the shot.
How many players do I need?
Get all your players to have a go.