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 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.