Getting back into the swing of training every week can be hard work. Certainly for me when faced with a dozen U9 players training last night was very stop/start as players got their legs working again and tried to pass and receive. MORE
Play 3v3. To begin teams have to score at each end and compete to score the most goals. If the ball leaves the circle you then introduce the next ball.
If the ball hits a cone and crosses the goal line the goal will still count. Goals must be scored below head height (on the ground). The team with most goals wins.
Works on passing and shooting low and accurately.
Good passing and movement, attitude to shooting, accuracy before power and follow ups.
Area: 30 yard diameter circle (will encourage more central play)
Equipment: Two mini goals (could have three or even four), stand up cones in each goal to force shots low into corners
What To Call Out
“Pass and move”
“Head down on contact”
“Keep it low”
- Introduce a one touch finish, smaller gap, attack one goal defend the other.
- Add keepers but they can only save centrally (between the cones) and distribute to their own team.
- Change the difficulty level by moving the cones closer to the goalposts.
Deduct points / goals for missing the target.