Give players the chance to score from varying distances and using different kinds of shot. By MIKE VINCENT MORE
It is an important part of a striker’s tool box to be able to dribble the ball and have a shot a goal as a result – often finding space in the final third relies on aggressive strikers.
This is about dribbling turning and shooting which is a vital part of any striker’s armoury.
You need balls, cones and goals in an area 15 x 10 yards split into 5 yard squares. We used 10 players in the session.
Split into even teams with a goalkeeper in each goal. Both sides of the area work at the same time. Players work up one side then down the other – dribble to the first line, turn and dribble to the first line then turn and shoot. Each player is responsible for their own ball to retrieve and keep with them. Shots must be from the centre zone. Switch goalkeepers every few minutes. Progress the session so the second the player goes into the centre square he must shoot first time.
Intensity of the turn and shot is vital to the session you want to see speed and good turning technique to shoot. Try different shot ¬ chip, drive, place and use both feet.