This three-part session will have your team peppering the opponents’ goal. By TRISTRAM BISGROVE MORE
Creating space in a packed penalty box in order to turn and fire off a shot is an invaluable skill that brings great rewards for strikers.
|Warm up||Session||Developments||Game Situation||Warm Down|
|10 minutes||10-15 minutes||15 minutes||10-15 minutes||10 minutes|
Split players into two groups at diagonally opposite corners of the playing area.
The first player (1) in each line runs a little beyond the cone nearest to them before checking back to that cone and receiving a pass from the next player in line (2). Once (1) has received a pass, he turns and shoots. He then runs behind that goal to join the back of the other line of players. The drill is continuous.
Add two passive defenders, one to face each attacking team, who stand about 5 yards behind where the cones were. Now, when the attacker checks back to receive a pass, they have to perform a turn that fools the defender before shooting.
Try giving players a maximum of three touches (eg. control, turn, shoot).
Make the defender active to add difficulty.
Play 4v4 plus two goalkeepers in a 35 yards by 20 yards area. Set up two end zones, 10 yards in from each goal line.
Each team keeps one attacker and one defender in each end zone.
Ensure players rotate so each becomes the attacker in the end zone for their team.
The team which scores most goals during a set time period wins.