I feel a little bit sorry for the little goalkeeper in our animation. Something similar could happen to your goalkeeper if his teammates really pick up the pace and he has balls flying at him from everywhere.
We start this drill from both sides at the same time. The difference in speed on both sides naturally causes the timing to differentiate. Things get tight in the center and players can impede one another, this is a desired effect.
I’ll only describe the sequence from one side, to keep things simple.
One group is positioned on the byline; each of the players has a ball. The starting player dribbles to a cone some distance away. This cone is the marker for a pass and the player then runs around it backwards. The pass is made to the starting player in the second group, who controls the ball and then passes it back, also rounding his cone backwards. He then offers himself as a shooter in the center.
The shooter then joins the group at the goal on the other side of the field. The starting player moves to the group that he played the ball to.
- Always train using both legs!
- Direct passing only
- Demand concentration from your players
Category: Advanced training, children’s training, youth training, seniors
Minimum group size: 10 + 1 goalkeeper
Maximum group size: 16 + 1 goalkeeper
Materials required: Enough balls, four small ground markers, two cone markers, one goal
Field size: Enough space before the goal