This is a fun goalkeeper session from Andy Foster of Bolton Wanderers Community Trust designed to help your goalkeepers work on their basic technique, saves from central areas, distribution and shot stopping.
Inspired by Croatia’s journey to the WC Final and in particular by the play of their midfielders Luka Modrić and Ivan Rakitić, here is a simple 7V7 training game that will encourage your players to join into the attack from deeper positions.
The Midfield area can be congested with many players from the opposition; this restricts your players’ space + time on the ball. This session progresses through the use of Possession oriented activities – in each activity the pressure and demand within the Midfield Area is increased.
Cavani’s winning goal for Uruguay over Portugal in the round of 16 was a 3V3 to goal with a trailing defender. Clinical execution, clinical finish under pressure on the worlds biggest stage. Try the following activity with your players and reference Cavani and Uruguay.
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This session emphasizes Forwards / Strikers working as a pair. First, players are coached the various movement options and through repetition and progression the players rehearse the co-ordination and communication necessary to score more goals. The session progresses to include direct opponents (Defenders) and finishes with an 8v8 / 9v9 game.