1v1 Finishing Game

1v1 Finishing Game

This drill will teach strikers poise in front of goal to finish chances and encourage each player to work hard for the minute. This is a demanding physical game but is fun and has a lot of real match carry overs.

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Attacking Skills — The Cornerstone of the Modern Game

Attacking Skills — The Cornerstone of the Modern Game

It is generally acknowledged that at the top levels of the game, the team with the most possession controls play and as a result typically wins the game. However, statistics confirm that it is the quality of a team’s attacking play in the attacking third (rather than quantity of the play) that has a greater influence on results. 

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Breakaway Attacking & Defending

Breakaway Attacking & Defending

One player from each team plays 1v1v1 and can score on either goal.  Coach or facilitator plays balls in from opposite side after score or ball leaves playing area (it is important to keep balls flowing into the game as soon as one ball is dead).  Rotate players every minute.  Coach players to be deceptive and “spin out” to attack other goal based on where 2 defenders are.  Teach strikers poise in front of goal to finish chances and encourage each player to work hard for the minute. This is a demanding physical game but is fun and has a lot of real match carry overs.  Remind players not to tackle the keeper, once the “keeper” call is made.  You can also use this exercise to train your goalkeepers on breakaway saves but remember to make sure your coaching position is by the goal to maximize your coaching impact. 

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