For improving players, turning with the ball while keeping it under control is an important development phase. Key to this are practising different turning techniques and developing spatial awareness (knowing when and where to turn). Here are five great drills and activities that will help your players keep control when they are turning with the ball.... MORE
Cut In, Cut Out
Play two teams of four in a 4v4 or you can add an overload player to make up for differing abilities.
Players must run the ball into an end zone by exploiting the space available. Ball control is particularly important in the zones.
If a team scores it retains possession and attacks the opposite end. Score up to ten and then switch teams.
Improves running with the ball into space, and straight and diagonal runs.
Receiving the ball with space in front to outside or inside, first touch speed control, awareness of defenders’ distance and angles.
Area: 30×60 yards with two 10 yard end zones split into three, two outside and one central area
Equipment: Cones, balls
What To Call Out
“Use your speed”
“Cut in or cut out”
- Give extra points for cutting inside as this would threaten the goal in a proper game, but make sure the players understand a point for outside is better than none at all.
- Introduce a set number of passes, between three to five, before scoring to encourage build up play. Teams can only score one end then the opponents counter attack.
You could add goals at each end to finish with shot.