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.
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.
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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.
Want to improve your players composure under pressure when finishing in and around the penalty box? Want your players to develop a relentless mentality taking defenders on in front of the goal? Want to give your GKs plenty of repetitions with reaction saves? This high intensity and competitive 1V1 finishing activity will have your players buzzing!
This session includes progressive activities that emphasize the concepts of maintaining possession in various areas of the pitch and creating advantages (overloads) in certain areas in order to advance the ball up the pitch. The overall theme is to teach players the benefits of creating overloads – the why, how, when.
Do your defenders make the right decisions under pressure when multiple attackers are running at them? Is clearing the ball out of play when defending a counter attack good enough? When do we encourage implementing a tactical foul? Here is simple activity that will help provide your players unique scenarios they will deal with in matches.