Scoring from close range isn't always as simple as it sounds. Try running this session to get your attackers taking shooting opportunities in the penalty area. MORE
This training session is designed to develop your players’ coordination and acceleration.
What this session is about
- Improving co-ordination and lower-leg power.
- Accelerating past a static defender.
What to think about
- Quick precise movements.
- Minimal ground contact time.
- Fluid transition from co-ordination to acceleration.
Place a pole on the ground with a cone 10m away.
X line drill
Place 2 poles on the ground to form an X with a cone 10m away.
Set out a 15m square.
|Warm up||Session||Developments||Game Situation||Warm Down|
|7-10 minutes||15-20 minutes||15-20 minutes||15-20 minutes||7-10 minutes|
What you get your players to do
Use the pole to perform a number of activities over then accelerate to the 10m cone.
- 6 side-to-side jumps.
- Side-to-side jumps forwards along the length of the pole.
- Side-to-side jumps backwards along pole length.
- 6 forwards and backwards jumps.
- Forwards and backwards jumps along the pole length to the left.
- Forwards and backwards jumps along the pole length to the right.
X line drill
- Use the X to make the players jump forwards, backwards and laterally in a variety of combinations before accelerating to the cone.
Split your players into two teams. To “score a goal” the attacking player must dribble past the defender and into the “end zone”. Encourage the attacking player to perform a variety of feints before powerfully accelerating with the ball into space. Give each team a turn at attacking, the team with the most “goals” wins.
What to call out
- “Quick contact”
- “Work the ankles”
- “Leg speed and arm drive”