Combine and Score Finishing Competition

SoccerSpecific

Combine and Score has a very simple set up with limited space needed and also quick and easy to explain to the players. The session focuses on putting players into a variety of different situations in and around the goal with six types of combination to go to goal. In addition to that, the session brings out the competitive edge of the players with all rounds being a competition allowing the coach to act more as a mediator than the motivator.

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1.

Setup:

Combine and score Finishing competition 1. Players set up into a group of 6-8 players. 2 large sized goals and 2 goalkeepers. 6 poles set up as above. 3 mins sets on one side, then switch sides.

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Instructions:

Balls start at A and combine to score. Players follow the ball to the next step of each station (A-B-C-D). Find the combinations below;

1. A-B-C-D for a touch and finish on goal.
2. A-B-C-D give and go in behind to goal.
3. A-B-C-B reverse pass to D in behind.
4. A-B-C-D overlap from C for them to finish on goal
5. A-B-A-C dribble drive to play in behind to goal.
6. A-B-A-D lay off for C to drive and finish on goal
Remember to do a set on one side, then to switch to the other side.

Coaching Points:

  • First touch and passing to play forward
  • Final pass- technical quality to play a good final pass to lead the attacker to an easier finish
  • Timing of runs- wait to make the runs at the right time
  • Competitive mindset- play at pace to score goals under pressure

2.

Setup:

Combine and score Finishing competition 1. Players set up into a group of 6-8 players. 2 large sized goals and 2 goalkeepers. 6 poles set up as above. 3 mins sets on one side, then switch sides.

Combine and Score Finishing Competition 2 | SoccerSpecific.com

Instructions:

Balls start at A and combine to score. Players follow the ball to the next step of each station (A-B-C-D). Find the combinations below;

1. A-B-C-D for a touch and finish on goal.
2. A-B-C-D give and go in behind to goal.
3. A-B-C-B reverse pass to D in behind.
4. A-B-C-D overlap from C for them to finish on goal
5. A-B-A-C dribble drive to play in behind to goal.
6. A-B-A-D lay off for C to drive and finish on goal

Remember to do a set on one side, then to switch to the other side.

Coaching Points:

  • First touch and passing to play forward
  • Final pass- technical quality to play a good final pass to lead the attacker to an easier finish
  • Timing of runs- wait to make the runs at the right time
  • Competitive mindset- play at pace to score goals under pressure

3.

Setup:

Combine and score Finishing competition. Players set up into a group of 6-8 players. 2 large sized goals and 2 goalkeepers. 6 poles set up as above. 3 mins sets on one side, then switch sides.

Combine and Score Finishing Competition 3 | SoccerSpecific.com

Instructions:

Balls start at A and combine to score. Players follow the ball to the next step of each station (A-B-C-D). Find the combinations below;

1. A-B-C-D for a touch and finish on goal.
2. A-B-C-D give and go in behind to goal.
3. A-B-C-B reverse pass to D in behind.
4. A-B-C-D overlap from C for them to finish on goal
5. A-B-A-C dribble drive to play in behind to goal.
6. A-B-A-D lay off for C to drive and finish on goal

Remember to do a set on one side, then to switch to the other side.

Coaching Points:

  • First touch and passing to play forward
  • Final pass- technical quality to play a good final pass to lead the attacker to an easier finish
  • Timing of runs- wait to make the runs at the right time
  • Competitive mindset- play at pace to score goals under pressure