FineSoccer Drill 188 - Finishing, Defending, and Movement off the Ball
Here is an activity that works on shooting, movement off the ball spacing and much more.
Start with a 50 x 50 field. There is goal made up of coaching sticks in the middle. 3 Blue players and 2 white players are on one half of the field and on the other half are 3 white players and 2 blue players. There is a keeper in the goal. See diagram below for set up
Blue is trying to score from the top half (where they are playing 3 v 2) and red is trying to score from the bottom half (where they are playing 3 v 2). No one is allowed to cross the midfield line except for the keeper. If red has the ball on the bottom half the 2 reds on the top half can make themselves available as target players along the midfield line so red could pass to their teammate and make a run for a cross. See diagram below for an example
If Blue wins the ball in the bottom half of the field they try to pass the ball to a blue in the top half of the field
The next step in this progression would be the same game as above but now players can cross the midfield line so while blue can only score from the top side of the field, anywhere from 0-5 blues can be on that side of the field at any time. The only limitations on crossing midfield is that only the keeper can go through the goal.
The next step in this progressions would the same game as above but now either team can score in either goal.
This progression works on many aspects of the game and is done in a way that the players learn and have fun at the same time.
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