With such a high percentage of goals, from grassroots to professional level, scored inside the penalty area, Kevin has come up with a series of drills focused on finishing from close range as well of ways of working the ball into the box. MORE
Split players into three teams of three.
The keeper serves to the first attacking team which uses free play to get a shot through to the opposition goal as quickly as possible.
After a shot or goal the keeper serves to the opposition.
You coach at the side with a good supply of balls.
The games last three to five minutes. Then you rotate the teams.
Record all player’s possible shots, shots taken, shots on target and shots off target on a notepad. Use this information to feedback to players and then set new targets to help improve play.
Improves attitude to shooting, accuracy/power, support play and follow ups.
Creating space and good body shape to receive the ball for a potential first time shot. Attitude to shoot, first touch, angles, support communication and accuracy/power rebounds.
Area: 30×30 yards diamond shaped pitch
Players: 9 plus keepers
Equipment: Two goals, cones, balls
What To Call Out
“Can you shoot”
- Restrict touches and don’t allow dribbling to encourage quick shooting.
- Identify and encourage use of the players’ weaker foot only to score.
Use spare players to help record players’ attempts.