EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FOR GRASSROOTS SOCCER COACHES

Best Foot Forward

The Rules

Play 2v2, 1v1, 2v2 in each zone. Players each secure a bib to their weaker leg so you can see which foot they are using to pass or shoot.

Use a floater (maybe a two footed player) who plays for the team in possession, but he cannot score.

Don’t allow backpassing to keepers. Players are restricted to zones to encourage passing.

Award a free kick to the opponents if a player uses the wrong foot. Play to three goals or ten minutes.

Objectives

Develops weaker foot to pass and shoot.

Key Skills

Creating space to receive, first touch, movement on the ball, communication, angle of support, controlling and passing the ball with the weaker foot.

Set Up

Area: 60×40 yards split into three zones
Players: 12
Equipment: Two goals, cones, balls

Pass-Run-Ground Covered-Dribble

Best Foot Forward Drill for 12 to 15 Year Olds- part 1

Initially players are restricted to zones
playing 2v2,1v1 and 2v2.

 

Best Foot Forward Drill for 12 to 15 Year Olds- part 2

Insist on one touch finishing.

 

Best Foot Forward Drill for 12 to 15 Year Olds- part 3

Encourage your players to dribble with the
weaker foot.

What To Call Out

“Left” or “Right”
“First time get open”

Development

  • Allow free movement between the zones and require a one touch finish with the weaker foot.
  • Insist on dribbling with the weaker foot to build confidence.
  • Finish with one team restricted to zones whilst the other team has free movement.

 

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