Teams can get into the final third but often fail to convert chances. This focuses on finishing using combinations, passing, crossing and a variety of finishes. MORE
Playing with your back to goal
This practice improves attackers’ understanding and skills with their backs to goal.
What this session is about
- Playing with your back to goal.
- Keeping possession.
What to think about
- Is the turn realistic?
- Does the receiving player make an angle to receive the ball?
- Is the player receiving communication from his teammates?
- Is the right decision being made? Pass back to teammate or try to turn and beat the defender.
40 x 30 yard area.
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What you get your players to do
Players pass into the middle player who must turn and dribble out, the passing player then becomes the new middle player. To progress the session, the player in the middle now sets the ball back for the starting player and spins to receive a second pass before dribbling out.
Add a defender behind the attacker.
- If the attacker passes back to the serving player then a 2nd defender can run out to make a 2 v 2 situation.
- If the attacker does not pass back he must try to turn and beat the defender to get a shot at goal.
Play a normal game, instruct players that a goal can only be scored after a pass into a forward’s feet. This will see lots of 1v1s with the attackers facing away from goal.
What to call out
- “Show disguise and variation on turns”
- “Don’t wait for the ball to reach you”
- “Match speed”
- “Get the ball under control first”