This three-part session plan helps develop play into and around a team’s centre forward. MORE
Playing a ball into a striker in space gives that player the chance to run with the ball and beat a player and smash the ball into the net. Use this session to give your receiving strikers practice in beating players and scoring goals.
Create an area 40×20 yards split into a middle zone of 20 yards and end zones 10 yards. You need 13 players, bibs, balls, cones and two goals.
Create two teams comprising of four attackers, a defender and a goalkeeper and play 4v4 in the middle zone plus a floating player who plays for the team in possession of the ball. All positions are locked into the zones until the ball is passed into the end zone for a striker to run on to. If the pass into the striker is one touch the goal counts double
This is all about the striker reading the pass making a good first touch to take the ball in his/her stride and at speed attacking the goal and getting a good shot away
1. Goalkeepers start the drill with a pass out to a defender
2. The floating player plays for the team in possession but cannot score
3. To go into the end zone players must be timing their run to receive a pass
4. Attackers must be prepared to go 1v1 against a defender and beat them to get a shot away