Football/Soccer Session (Academy Sessions): Finishing Excercise

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Mark Roberts

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Mark Roberts
Name: Mark Roberts
City: Liverpool
Country: United Kingdom
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): (PDP) Shooting Around The Penalty Area

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(PDP) Shooting Around The Penalty Area

Practice organisation

• Practice area 30yds in length, full width of pitch, incorporating

penalty area with goal, as illustrated.

• 12 players (incl. GK), working in 3 groups of

3 Attackers plus 2 Servers.

• Supply of balls with A’s & with S’s.

• Practice starts with: A1 touches ball past cone to shoot from

distance in central area.

• A1 then assists A2 with a wall-pass for A2 to shoot

at goal from an angle.

• After assisting A2: A1 overlaps S1 cone to

receive a pass from S on corner of penalty area, to supply A2 & A3,

moving into scoring positions from outside area.


• Employ power & placement skills when striking on goal.

• Observe position & movement of GK before deciding technique to

strike at goal.

• Concentrate on excellent technique: body position/shape,

footwork, arriving into position/timing

of movement.

• Clean contact on ball with a chosen part of body or foot surface.

• Movements & interchanges of A’s should co-ordinate to cover

major goal-scoring areas within penalty area.

• Simple progression for this practice is:

- Position D on edge of penalty area to defend cross from A1 &

block shots from A2.

Key coaching points

• Strike with power & accuracy from a distance.

• Keep ball low when striking at goal.

• Deliver crosses accurately, avoiding GK’s intercepting range.

• Early decision on selection of technique to use, striking at goal.

• Contact ball with precision & excellent technique.

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