|Age: 12-Adlt||Intensity: Medium|
|Time: 30 mins||Positions: 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,10,11|
|Players: 17||Area: 2/3 Field|
- Coach a team on finishing in the final third.
- Coach creating space in the final third to create shooting opportunities.
Diagram 1. Set-Up Arrangement
- Mark out 2/3 of a full size pitch. Start position where the yellow cone is (this can be varied). Clearance hit into A1. The teams play in specific formations. The defending team = 3-2-1. The attacking team = 3-2-4. A target player is placed in a zone (5yrds width). The target player can play with the team in possession restricted to their zone.
- Starting position: A clearance forward from a defender into A1. The yellow attacking team then combines with each other to create opportunities on goal. Pass 1 should be allowed unopposed. Switch the roles of attacking and defending after 10 minutes. The restart positions can be varied. The coach works with the attacking team to identify the key points of finishing and creating space to finish. The defending team scores by passing into the target player.
- A defender clears a ball into A1.
- a) Pass out to flank defender on the left. b) Pass out to flank defender on the right.
- 2 teams compete and attempt to score.
- The attacking team scores by scoring on the goal.
- The defending team scores playing a pass into the target player.
- Attitude to shoot when in range.
- Different types of shots: Laces from distance, bent, driven, chipped, placement.
- Shots can be direct, over, round the side or through a crowded space (i.e. rebound potential).
- Recognize the moment to shoot. Play with head up.
- Monitor GK position to determine shot type.
- Supporting players should be looking for rebounds and to follow up shots.
- Creative play including 1-2’s, flicks, 1vs1 feint moves.
- Overlaps to create crossing and shooting opportunities.
- Diagonal runs and players interchanging positions to open up space to shoot.
- Midfielders shooting from deep. Balls laid off negatively to strike on goal.
- End Product – Shots on target, not over the cross bar.
- Patience until good shooting opportunity arises.
- Shoot across the goal, for rebound opportunities.
Diagram 2. Long Shooting Opportunities
Diagram 3. Full Back Overlapping to Shoot