This game puts a time pressure on players to score match-winning goals, much like in a real game when the final whistle approaches and a team needs to score. It’s a fun session that your players will really love. MORE
The perfect free kick soccer game
Every team needs to be able to score from a dead-ball situation, so get your players to try this game to develop the perfect free-kick.
Why use it
Every game seems to involve a goal scored from a set piece. This shows how important free-kicks are to the final outcome of matches. Therefore it’s vital that your players spend adequate time developing an unstoppable free-kick in their training sessions.
Mark out an area 40x30yards with a goal at each end. Select two even teams. You need balls, bibs, cones and goals.
How to play
Play a small-sided game. While the game is being played you should carry a second ball under your arm. On your call place the ball and award a free-kick to a team of your choice. Immediately the players must react to this situation. You can place the ball indifferent areas for players to practice angled kicks and straight ones.
Practice is crucial. It’s not just about mastering technique; it gives you confidence. This session gives plenty of realistic match situations for practising free-kicks around the penalty area. Players should also be practising at home.