Gap Goals for Forward Players



Three small goals are created at the top of the penalty area with cones. Three attackers keep possession of the ball while a forward positions himself behind one of the goals. The attacking team tries to pass the ball to the forward through the goal he is behind. The forward then lays the ball off to an attacking player that has moved into the penalty area to take a shot on goal.
The defending team tries to steal the ball and dribble across the half line or pass back to the coach.

Coaching Points

– Look for the target
– Quality of passes
– Movement to break down the defence
– Anticipate the through ball and lay off from the forward
– Shoot with one touch if possible
– Close the gaps
– Balance
– Recovery
– Defensive lines
– Transition to counter attack when the ball is won


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