2v2 +1 to Goal!

Here’s a great Small Sided Game (SSG) that can get your playing with back to pressure (Hazard work) out. This SSG will tie in with all of the recent Hazard practices that we have looked at recently.  There is good rotation and transition in this practice to challenge the players to keep thinking. It also…

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Long range Aerial Control, Cut and Pass Back

Long range Aerial Control, Cut and Pass Back

The exercise requires a partner. Ask your partner to send an aerial pass. Keep you eye on the ball at all times and keep moving your feet so your body is behind the ball. Get your foot under the ball, relax it and move slightly as contact is made to take the power out of the ball moving it into an open space. Cut the ball back and return the pass.

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First Touch From Distance

First Touch From Distance

Ask your partner to send a lofted pass. Keep your eye on the ball at all times adjusting your feet to always be behind the ball. Get the inside of your foot under the ball, relax it and move slightly to take the power off the ball. Pass the ball with the inside of your foot. Alternate receiving and passing between both feet.

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Defensive Headers Long Range

Defensive Headers Long Range

Ask you partner to send a lofted ball. Get your body behind the ball and jump in the air meeting the ball at your highest point. Lean back in the air and drive your upper body forward to meet the ball. Send the ball high and far and remember to always get off the ground and meet the ball in the air.

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Off wall, outside cut with explosive movement

Off wall, outside cut with explosive movement

Set up 4 cones in a rectangle about 5 yards from the wall to act as 2 gates. Standing in the center, pass into the wall and fake before you receive. Receive on your back foot and immediately do an outside cut and explode through the gates. An alternative is to receive through one gate, outside cut and explode through the other.

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