|F4. Finishing – Shooting 1
|Quote of the Session:|
|Warm Up/Agility||10 mins|
|Technical/Tactical 1||20 mins|
|Shot Followed by 1v1|
Divide team into two groups (Red &White) with each group having all players in a line with balls with the exception of one player that stands approximately 5 yards away and facing his/her group without a ball. An additional disc is placed at the top of the penalty box arc.
When the coach (or the keeper) calls go. The first player in each line passes the ball to his/her teammate. The white player prepares the ball and shoots as quickly as he can. The red player receives the ball and immediately dribbles around the disc at the top of the arc and takes on the white player (shooter) in a “live 1v1” to goal. The passers now move forward to the open disc and face their line.
Players in line have the ball in their hands and toss the ball to their teammate. This will increase the difficulty level of the reception.
|US Youth Finishing Exercise
Balls should begin with the goalkeepers.
This exercise works best with 10 to 12 players.
When the coach yells Go! The first player in each line sprints into the square and “opens up” into a wide position in their lower right hand box.
Note: When the player moves from the central square to the lower corner square, they should begin to position their body in a way that they can begin to see the field.
The goalkeeper distributes the ball firmly along the ground to the players “front foot”.
The player now dribbles the ball at speed toward the opposite goal and takes a shot. The shot should be taken prior to the player being in line with the lower line of the central box.
The Set up
Same, but now all the players in line have a ball at their feet
Same as the initial exercise, but now the players must dribble into the central square, perform a sharp turn, pass the ball to the keeper prior to “opening up”.
This will force the keeper to deal with a back pass and distribute with their feet.
Additional Coaching point: As the player moves from the central to the lower corner box and the goalkeeper is playing them the ball, ask that they look over their shoulder to the goal that they are going to be attacking. “Can you take a look at the space you’re looking to attack next before the ball arrives?”
This is a great habit for the player to develop!
|Small Sided Game||30 mins|
5 v 5 Distance Shooting Game
||Regular play with minimal coach intervention.|