This session teaches players to create chances from tight spaces near goal. The challenge of time makes it important to play in the tight space. Players learn the benefits of playing quickly when tightly marked. MORE
This session encourages players to be aware at all times of where they are on the pitch and concentrate on getting the ball through to the shaded areas where they can shoot at goal
Why use it
Awareness and concentration is vital to any team on match day – get it right and you’ll be on the winning team… get it wrong and you’ll find players in the wrong place when you need to attack
You need balls, bibs, cones and goals. Set up an area 40 x 25 yards with 10 x 10 yard areas at each end. We used 12 players plus 2 goalkeepers in the session
How to play
Play 6v6 in the central area with a goalkeeper in each goal. There are two shaded areas where normal rules are applied. Outside these areas in the middle bit the players must use only their hands.
This is a fun session with good first touch good shooting and good movement essential.
- 1. Play a 6v6 in the centre with a goalkeeper in each goal
- 2. The shaded areas are the only place normal game rules apply
- 3. In the central areas players must use their hands to pass the ball
- 4. Look for good first touch and players moving to get into position to receive the ball in the box
- 5. Look for players using good hand passes to players who have got into the shaded areas