Find the target
Set up is shown using 6 players. In a 15 x 15 space. Two attackers are placed in a 5 x 15. Three defenders are in the central 5 x 15 and a target player is in the end zone that has two mini goals at the end-line.
1. The coach serves in a ball to the two attackers. When they get the opportunity, they attempt to split the three defenders and find the target player.
2. Can the target player play 1 or two touches to score on a mini-goal.
3. The defenders move as a unit and stop the ball from reaching the target. If they do win the ball, they play a 3v2 against the two attackers and attempt to get the ball past the end-line.
4. Switch the roles of the players.
A quick movement of the ball
The body shape that allows fewer touches
Always looking forward
Striker is looking to find the gaps
Defenders - Move as a unit, pressure cover, balance
To improve the quality of a forward pass
Help players to be looking forward for options before the ball arrives at their feet
Improve quick play and passing
Help the defenders work as a unit
Add mini-goals for defenders to score on if they win the ball
Once the ball is played to the target player, a defender can move into their zone
Possible Performance Problems:
The two attackers turn it into a passing exercise with each other and play too many passes. The target player does not move to find the gaps. The target players' body shape is wrong or the pass made to them has no thought process.
The defenders stay in a straight line.
Be ready to focus
Keep scanning the area and visualize playing in a game.
Accept mistakes - Find solutions
Coach your teammates
Applaud good play
Be ready to pass or receive the ball
Be willing to move
Make the tackle
Quality of the pass
Scan the field
Defend as a unit