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How do I work on set pieces for under 11s?

Which drills are the best for working on set pieces for under 11s?
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Are you talking about defending or taking the set piece? what issues are you having exactly?

Taking set pieces,there doesn't seem to be drills for this on the site. Corners,free kicks etc..rather than hoofing it at goal it would be good to work a set piece between players.
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Here's one I saw Brighton and Hove Albion use a few years ago that I thought was pretty good for corners.

Brighton and Hove Albions Corner Technique


Description:

In this move players vary from the standard one-two then cross with the corner taker performing a looping run around their team-mate to receive the return pass.

After receiving the ball in this position the corner kick taker has a better angle from which to cross the ball into the box - with the added bonus that their cross will also be aiming goal-bound.


Coaching Points:

A little while ago Brighton and Hove Albion used this corner against Charlton to take the lead - Gary Dicker crossing for Inigo Calderon to slot past Addicks keeper Rob Elliot.

Not only is it great for catching the opposition off guard but it's also a clever way for younger players to get their balls into the penalty area if they are usually unable to kick that far.

When discussing set pieces you must separate it into Attacking or Defending set pieces.

For Attacking set pieces, there are rules of thumb:

1. The more pleyers involved, the greater the chance of errors

2. Rehearse with ALL players not just those involved at the ball

3. Have no more than 3 plays that work on the left, central and right side of the pitch

With defending, its all about reacting and being first to ANY ball, including the GK

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