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Feet forward towards goal

Hi, I am planning a session focussing on body position receiving the ball with feet forward going towards goal.I have some initial drills and gameplay ideas organised. Does anyone have any ideas for further gameplay focussing on this idea that has 6-10 players involved ( or a larger squad) and more initial technique drillsThanks

Hi Miles,

Being able to receive the ball on the turn to be able to go forwards in a grat skill to have and certainly one to encourage. However, sometimes if the pass is not quite right or the defenders have shut down the opportunity to turn, it may not always be an option. 

Building this patience and recognition of when to be able to receive facing forwards and when to keep they back to goal and secure the ball is paramount. This is my favourite drill for developing the players understanding of the situation and when to turn to play forwards.

Hope this helps!

Escape from the Grid

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Set up a square grid 5x5m with one player in the middle and 3 players on the outside and one player passing the ball into the player in the centre of the grid.

Players on the outside cannot intercept the ball coming into the grid they can only try to stop the player in the middle coming out of the grid.

The players on the outside of the grid can only enter the grid once the player has received the ball.


Coaching Points: Player in the middle has to keep an eye on the players on the outside and try to work out when receiving the ball were to take the ball with the first touch. Preferably to the side without the defender before then passing the ball back to the feeder without it being intercepted.

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