Shooting from midfield is a great way to get your team to catch the opposition out. Use this session to get players lining up shots. Players can be scared to shoot from distance but this session will make sure they start doing it in matches. MORE
Score a goal (U12 activity)
Score a goal
INTERPLAY TO GOAL
“Shoot across the keeper” • “Good first touch” • “Look where you are shooting” • “Move to receive the pass”
Use the final third of your 9v9 pitch, playing the move from outside the penalty area. You can use cones or mannequins to represent defenders, lined up on the edge of the penalty area.
You need three players – two strikers positioned outside the penalty area, as shown, and another to make a third man run.
The ball is served into the first striker by you or a server, played back to the second striker who feeds it through for the remaining player to make a third man run and finish.
Ideally, the second striker’s ball through to the runner should be a first-time ball that demonstrates vision and creativity.
How many players do I need?
Each set up uses three players.