Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): Shoot and Defend - Variation 2

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Mark Forrest
Name: Mark Forrest
City: Ellon
Country: United Kingdom
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Shoot and Recover

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Shoot and Recover (15 mins)

Shoot and Recover Drill - Variation 2

 

This is a great shooting exercise designed to developand improve each players attacking ability.

It is also a great work out for defenders and goalkeepers

 

On 'play' (whistle), the first player (Blue) steps forward with the ball and takes a free shot at goal.

The shot signals the opposite player (Red) to start their attack and shot, meanwhile the attacking blue player becomes a defender.

As soon as the attacking player (Red) has shot, the signals the next opposition player (Blue) to start their attack, making the attacking player (Red) who has just taken the shot then becomes the defender.

 

Attack > Defend > Collect a ball and rejoin the line

 

Coaching Points

This is a great drill to keep the mind focussed and switch from attack to defend.

Watch players switch off after the shot and encourage them to get after the attacker.

Smaller distance than the Variation 1 drill, so the defender is encouraged to defend and make a tackle.

Encourage both attacking and defending to be done at speed, utilise the space on the pitch based on where the previous attacker is.

Encourage shots to be in the corner.

Encourage keepers to be in the correct position and set their feet at the time of the shot

Keepers are constantly working, praise them for their efforts at the end of the drill

Watch decision making of the players. Do they drive into the open space where the defender is not there? Do they switch off after the shot and leave the next attacker to have a free shot?

 

Progression

Make it competitive, which team wins 1v1

Move on to 2v2, then 3v3


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