9. 1 v 1 with the Goalkeeper

Area: 40 x 40 with two teams working at the same time. Two goals with goalkeepers. Play starts at position ‘A’ with the players each having a soccer ball.

1. Player A starts the exercise by passing to ‘checking’ player B.

2. Player B receives the ball on the back foot and passes to running player C.

3. Player C plays a 1v1 against the goalkeeper. After shooting player C joins group ‘A’.

4. Players follow the pass.

Variation:

Start from position C

Coaching points:

Pass the ball accurately to the correct foot or space.

The tempo of passing must be game related.

Player C take a touch that will affect the goalkeepers position before shooting.

Shot at the goal. Choose a target.

 

Variation:

1. Player A starts the exercise by passing to ‘checking’ player B.

2. Player B receives the ball and passes back one touch to player A.

3. Player A passes long to running player C.

4. Player C plays a 1v1 against the goalkeeper. After shooting player C joins group ‘A’.

5. Players move to the next cone.

 

Start from position C

 

Variation:

1. Player A starts the exercise by passing to ‘checking’ player B.

2. Player B receives the ball and passes back one touch to player A.

3. Player A passes long to running player C.

4. Player C now plays a give and go with player B.

5. Player C plays a 1v1 against the goalkeeper. After shooting player C joins group ‘A’.

6. Players move to the next cone.

 

Start from position C