If ever there was a soccer match that highlighted the importance of an attacker staying cool in the penalty box, it was England's opening World Cup 2018 match against Tunisia. MORE
This session works on late runs by the fullback to combine with a winger who cuts inside to receive the ball inside the penalty area to create a goalscoring chance.
The passes into a striker are vital for them to use their goalscoring ability and hit the back of the net.
You need balls, bibs, cones and 2 goals. Use half your normal pitch. You need 16 players – if you have less you can just set up one side of the pitch.
You need to split your players into two teams of 8. Teams work at the same time – player A (fullback) passes to player B (attacking mid) who passes across to C (winger). Player C sets up play with a pass back to A who passes down the line where player B has anticipated and run down the line. When he receives the ball he looks for player C who has made the run into the box. Play works both ways – you want all players to work at a high tempo even the younger age groups. When Player C receives the ball in the penalty area you want to see one-touch shooting.
Passing is vital to the success of this session with anticipation of movement key to the play. Good shooting from the attacker.