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Pre-match warm up

davidscwnew1This session works on encouraging communication and good passing and getting players to drive into space and hit the target.

Why use it

This is excellent for team play with individuals linking and passing to create a goal scoring chance in the penalty area.

Set up

You need balls, bibs, cones and a goal. Set up an area 20 x 20 yards with a goal at one end and four cones in middle creating a 10 x 10 yard square. We used 12 players in the session.

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How to play

At the opposite end to the goal is a line of players – the shooters. In the middle square is the other team – the wall passers. In the example given there are five wall passers. The shooting player enters the area and makes two quick wall passes. The shooting player then dribbles out of the area at top speed in order to shoot at goal. Immediately a new shooting player enters the area and repeats the practice. After a set time period, the teams switch roles.

Technique

Communication, passing and shooting are all key to the session.



2v2v2v2 goalscoring game

davidscwnew1Use this fast and exciting goalscoring game to coach your players to battle for the ball with passion and hit the net like striker Carlos Tevez.

Why use it

Carlos Tevez is strong and courageous – a passionate player. This session is all about the attributes needed in getting to the ball first or winning it and dribbling into a position to score.

Set up

Set up a 15×15-yard area with four goals facing outwards, five yards in from the edge. We’ve used eight players. You need four small goals – if you use cones, the players can only score in the front of the goal so they have to go around it to score.

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How to play

Players are positioned around the area and in pairs are given numbers from one to four, so both players in the pair have the same number. The coach serves a ball into the middle between the goals and calls out a number – the two players with that number race to the ball and try to score.

After playing a few times change it so the coach calls out more than one number and the players with that number work as pairs against the other numbered pair. In the progression they can also use the outside players.

Technique

This is great for players to show their determination to win the ball, protect it and move into scoring positions. Try to match up the pairs so they are at similar stages of development.



Ronaldo Skills

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