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8. Play the ball forward

Set up……..


Area – 25 x 40. This exercise is 3 v 3. The coach has all the soccer balls. Set-up is as shown (shows two teams of 6 players) The strikers are placed on the middle cones opposite to their team mates.

1. Coach serves in the ball.

2. Can the receiving player find the target man?

3. If they do, they have to work together to get across the end line they are attacking. Yellows are attacking right to left.


Two target players join in on the middle cone. It is now 4v4.

Coaching points:

Decision making. When to pass / dribble?

Movement, enthusiasm, team work, awareness and communication.


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