Our illustration shows the two main variations of this scoring drill and the ends of the practice area.
The player with the ball should decide which variation he will try. In both variations, the defense will hardly have a chance to stop the striker. However, the goalie should sense the striker behind him and be confused, therefore having to try his best to follow the defensive player.
Set up three cones On the each side of the goal a little ways back. The three cones should form two small cone goals.
The players stand on the goal line in pairs facing each other. The player facing the playing field takes a ball and starts to dribble. His partner moves backwards. When the Dribbling player reaches the second cone, he makes the decision to either move through the cone goal to take a shot on the goal, or he passes to a teammate who runs around the rear cone and then takes a shot on the goal. The player who is not taking shots tries to block the other players from making goals.
When the drill is finished, have the players switch teams.
- Always train using both legs!
- Try to keep the action fresh and changing
Category: Advanced training, children’s training, youth training, seniors
Minimum group size: 4, one goalkeeper
Maximum group size: 12, one goalkeeper
Materials required: One ball for each pair of players, 6 cones, 1 goal
Field size: Leave enough space between the player and the goal.