Each teams has 3 players and one goal to defend and one to attack.
The ball is not allowed to stop or go over head height.
By passing and dribbling the ball players must try to score three goals - first to three wins!
Make sure players use the full width of the area to stretch their opponents and make moving the ball easier.
Impose a rule that player can't shoot until they're in their opponent's half to prevent players taking lots of pop-shots.
Limit players to two touch football to prevent players holding on to the ball for too long and get them thinking about where their next pass is going to go.
Straight forward passing and moving drill with only two touches on the ball.
The blue players off the ball can only receive the ball at one of the four cones in each corner of the area and the red player is trying to intercept the ball.
Set out a triangle with 3 cones all 1 meter apart.
Player 1 passes the ball to player 2 through the area of the triangle.
Player 2 has to control the ball and touch it to the side before playing a return pass.
Players must make sure that when they make a return pass that it is never played through the same side of the triangle that they have just received the ball through.
Encouraging 1st time shooting by using the correct technique to take the shot early and finish from close range.
Get your knee over the ball and use the pace of the ball to generate the power. By trying to strike the ball too hard, the likelihoood is the accuracy will be poor.
Blue 1 plays ball into area and clue 2 moves in to shoot 1st time. Blue 2 goes to replace blue 1 and blue 1 runs around working area to take blue 2s place.
Set up as shown with 2 cones (the disatance of which between can be modified depending on ability or challenge you want to set your players).
1 player on each cone and 1 player in the middle, 1 ball between the 3.
Players always take 2 touches, the ball is moved from one end, into the middle man and then to the other end before the sequence is repeated from the other side.
Passing and Receiving
Station a target player inside the semi-circle at each end of the area. No outfield player is allowed in this area. Position 4 players on the outside of the area. Play 3 v 3 inside the area. The team in possession must attempt to get the ball to their target player inside the semi-circle. Once a target player receives the ball, the team on the outside of the area replaces the team whose target player received the ball. All passes must be under head height. The shorter, narrow field ensures players must support at wide angles. Progressions: 1. The team in possession may play the ball to any of the players on the outside of the area to receive a return pass. 2. All attacking players now have 1 touch only.
2 players try and keep possession of the ball against 1 defender who has to put pressure on the player with the ball. Players passing should try and look in the opposite direction to their intended pass (not all the time). Coaching Points:- Use of dummies Pass with all parts of both feet
Set up a rectangle, 15x10m, with a player on each corner plus two defending players inside the grid with bibs on. The outside players must try to stretch the two defenders in order to make space for the diagonal pass. In order to do this they can pass laterally and use dummy passes to send the defenders. Players keep count of how many diagonal passes they have completed.
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