A brilliant corner routine to give your team the edge

Dead ball situations are great for creating scoring chances if your players are organised. Use this session to help your team score more goals from corners.

Why use it

This shows how effective a flick on can be and helps players exploit the space in the box by moving to the area they know the ball will be delivered to.

Set-up

You need bibs, balls, cones and a goal set up in your normal penalty area. We’ve used eight players.

Corner routine

How to do it

You need a keeper and a corner taker. The rest of the players need to learn where to stand to make the most of the corner. Put two on the near post, one on the keeper, two on the far post and one around the penalty spot. Practise without the ball to begin with so players are reacting to positions rather than the ball.

On each of the posts one player moves back and away a couple of yards and the other player moves forwards. The player on the keeper drops to the six-yard line and the player around the penalty spot times his run towards the keeper as the ball is played in. The player moving forwards on the near post is aiming to flick the ball on, but if it goes over his head there are plenty of options in the box.

Technique

It needs a good cross to get the ball into the right area. All areas are covered so you want to see a goal attempt.

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