EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS SOCCER COACHES

Spin to Win

The Rules

Play 5v5. Only the strikers are allowed in the coned triangle. Passes can only be made from in front of the triangle. Keepers must stay on their line.

Start the game with two balls in play, one at each end, to create lots of action.

In attack, players not involved in the attack can tackle to win the other ball. Defenders cannot defend the area in front of the triangle. Only strikers can score.

Rotate position of all players. Keep each striker’s score and team scores.

Objectives

Encourages a striker with his back to goal to go for one touch control, turn and shoot. Improves passing into feet of the striker.

Key Skills

Maintaining possession, decision making, timing passes, passing techniques and first touch shooting.

Set Up

Area: 60×40 yards pitch, with three 20 yards zones, large cone 5 yards in from a 20 yard line at tip of triangle
Players: 12
Equipment: Goals, cones, balls

Pass-Run-Ground Covered-Dribble

Spin to Win Drill for 12 to 15 Year Olds- part 1

Using two balls, teams combine to feed their
striker, who spins and shoots.

 

Spin to Win Drill for 12 to 15 Year Olds- part 2

One ball. Defenders attempt to stop the
attackers passing to their striker.

 

Spin to Win Drill for 12 to 15 Year Olds- part 3

Encourage support play to take advantage of rebounds.

What To Call Out

“Hit the striker”
“Spin”
“Shoot”

Development

  • Revert to only one ball. All normal rules apply except the striker has to stay in the triangle. Rotate the striker after a set amount of shots or a goal.
  • Allow other players to follow up rebounds and saves. Encourage the keeper to come off his line after the first shot.

Hint

Award a free pass, spin and shot if the defenders encroach in the triangle area.

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