EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS SOCCER COACHES

Triple Whammy

The Rules

Set up three service points, one on each side. Servers can be players, or you too, and are given numbers or trigger names, such as Giggs, Cole or Rooney.

On your shout a server delivers the ball into the area (not directly to a player).

Play 3v3v3. Players have to react quickly in order to get to the ball first and then combine with two team mates to score. The opposing two teams try to prevent the team in possession from scoring while at the same time trying to win the ball and score.

If an opposing player gets a deflection it becomes their goal. Play the first team to score three and then switch teams. The keeper can be restricted to a small area.

Objectives

Close range finishing, one touch and quick play, reacting to loose ball / follow ups and bravery.

Key Skills

Reaction to call/ball. First touch (may be a shot or header). Support from team mates. Dribble and shoot/pass and follow ups.

Set Up

Area: Penalty area or suitable sized grid
Players: Minimum 10 with keeper plus 3 servers/spare team
Equipment: Goal, cones, balls

Pass-Run-Ground Covered-Dribble

Triple Whammy drill for 12 to 15 Year olds- part 1

Players combine with two team mates to attempt a shot at goal.

 

Triple Whammy drill for 12 to 15 Year olds- part 2

Limit the more successful teams to one or two touches including the finish.

 

Triple Whammy drill for 12 to 15 Year olds- part 3

Get servers to play the ball above the waist or at head height to encourage good aerial control.

What To Call Out

“First time”
“Hold”
“Support”

Development

  •  Limit the most successful team to one or two touches including the finish.
  •  Servers must play the ball above the waist or at head height to encourage good aerial control, volleys or attacking and defensive headers, and at this point the keeper can come forward to catch to add realism.

Hint

Insist on high balls to encourage heading.

 

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