U15 - U18

Shooting - 1v1 against the GK

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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.

 

Variation: 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.

 

Variation: Start from position C

Area – Full field with equal size teams. The field has a suitable size central playing area.

1. The teams play possession soccer inside the playing area.

2. To score a player must time their run and run out of the playing area. Offside rule applies.

3. If they break through and a pass is played to them, they play a 1v1 with the goalkeeper.

4. The timing of the run to goal is key. If the player runs wide then this would not be realistic for the player to play a 1v1 with the goalkeeper.

 

 

Coaching points:

Quality possession and movement

Timing of the run

Execution of shot

 

Finish off your session with a game. Look for the defensive shape of both teams.