If you want your players to beat defenders with style, run this session. Getting young players to dribble and beat their opponent in 1v1 situations is vital to getting behind the opposition defence and creating goalscoring chances. MORE
This session is designed to improve disguise both in movements to receive and when dribbling with the ball.
What this session is about
- Improving the ability to show disguise on and off the ball.
- Improving dribbling skills.
- Improving finishing skills.
What to think about
When faced with a defender to beat it’s important that your players have a skill or disguise that can enable them to gain the vital half-a-yard they need in order to get a shoot or pass.
Players also need to use disguise off of the ball to lose a tight marker in order to receive a pass or score from a cross.
- 40 x 15 yard area.
|Warm up||Session||Developments||Game Situation||Warm Down|
|10-15 minutes||10 minutes||15-20 minutes||10 minutes||10 minutes|
What you get your players to do
The player must try to run across the area and get to the opposite side without being tagged by the defenders.
The defenders are not allowed to move forward or backwards, they must stay on their line to defend.
This is done without a ball.
Now have the players complete the same exercise but with a ball at their feet. The players must dribble at the defenders and go past them by showing disguise.
Progress the session further so that the attacker receives the ball with one defender to beat in order to score.
However, the player that passes to the attacker makes a recovery run to increase pressure on the attacker and help his team mate.
This ensures the players are working at a realistic match speed and prepares them for a real game.
Play a normal game.
Goals count double if they are scored through good disguised play whether from the player in possession or a run off the ball.
What to call out
- “Show disguise”
- “Change direction”
- “Play at top speed”