This game encourages supporting and movement off the ball as well as making sure players learn how to deal with the basics of passing and receiving. After making a pass you will often see players standing still and admiring their work, you will also see players struggling to create good supporting angles for the player with the ball. MORE
Kevin Nicholson Total Finishing – complete session
With such a high percentage of goals, from grassroots to professional level, scored inside the penalty area, Kevin has come up with a series of drills focused on finishing from close range as well of ways of working the ball into the box.
“The smart time investment from coaches when it comes to shooting is working on headers, volleys, right-foot shots, left-foot shots and first-time finishes in and around the box,” says Kevin. “Repetition is a vital element of training and these drills ensure players are getting plenty of opportunities to shoot in situations that closely replicate a match environment. They also provide practice for working the ball into the box, be it a cross, passing move or someone pulling the ball back from the by-line.”