Drills and Exercises
Finding spaces between / behind your opponents lines will allow your players to quickly turn in front and attack at pace. Finding these spaces makes it difficult for the opponent to defend! Use these activities / session to develop an understanding of the ‘when / how + why’ of finding those crucial spaces between + behind your opponent lines!
This activity will provide your players plenty of repetition working on playing through the midfield and unlocking the #8 and #10 specifically. Encourage developing a nice rhythm of play building out of the back and then finding the right moment to play a crisp penetrating ball on the ground to your midfielders feet.
Here are three variations of a fun rondo to try with your team. Find the balance between patiently establishing a rhythm of play in possession and being deliberate with explosive movements towards goal. Tweak the possession numbers or variations to fit your teams ability level!
Diamond Passing will help you focus on passing and receiving technique, movements and timing of runs, creating separation from defender (cones) by checking away before receiving each pass, playing away from the mannequin, change of pace, speed of play, and game awareness.
Great for match day minus one or two! Have fun with this rapid fire finishing activity that incorporates a shot from the top of the box, a cut back ball and a first time finish from across the goal mouth. Your GKs will certainly have a lot to do!