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 game)
Score a goal
PASS OR TURN AND SHOOT
“Shoot towards the corners” • “Good first touch” • “Look where you are shooting” • “Move to receive the pass”
In a third of a pitch, set up a goal and goalkeeper. Place a target player on the edge of the penalty area, with others lined up further down the pitch to the left, and another in a similar position to the right.
The first player in line passes into the target player and then runs into the penalty area. The target player controls the ball then makes a well-weighted pass into the path of the running player who shoots first time.
In the second part of the game the target player gets a ball from the player on the other side. The first player reacts after shooting to defend against the target player.
The players must battle out a 1v1 to see who can win out – look for good technique here.
Pressure is on the individuals to make the most of attacking and defending responsibilities.
How many players do I need?
We used six players in this game.
Control is vital to getting a good shot on goal.
Good first touch.
Accurate shooting into the goals.