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Long corners (attacking and defending)

Dear all, what are best practices for playing long corners? Please advice for playing long corners while attacking and defending long corners.

Marco, this is one of most popular long corner drills, no excuse with the self pass to let defenders settle and defend a set piece. Try this drill and let us  know how you get on. 

continual long corner

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Description:

2 equal teams in the circle. and lots of balls on both long corner spots.

The coach calls out a team.

1 of the players has to run to one of the sides to take the long corner.

All the other players have to run to the 23 meter line before they can get involved in the long corner.

After each break down or shot at goal, coach calls out the next team.


Coaching Points:

The key to success of the new long corner is to try and take the corner before the defence has had time to prepare.

For the attacking players the key to scoring is getting into good positions in the D.

Players should try to avoid running with the ball from the corner. If there are no options for the quick take they should instead play the ball back out to a supporting player.

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