If you want your players to hone their crossing skills, try this non-stop training game aimed at helping them get the ball into the box at the right time. 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.